Brazil

The country is moving ahead with economic reform despite the deepening troubles of President Fernando Collor de Mello. The likely impeachment trial of Collor in the Senate won't delay a scheduled Oct. 1 cut in Brazil's tariffs, to an average 16.9%, down from 20.9% at present. Nor will it affect the planned opening of Brazil's long-protected computer market to world competition on Oct. 29.

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