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Brazil Reforms Will Advance Despite Scandal, Temer Aide Says

  • Brazil could post primary surplus next year: chief of staff
  • Padilha says government rates righer in economy than politics
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Brazil Is Unraveling Before Our Eyes

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Michel Temer’s interim government will push controversial measures such as labor and pension reforms even after a corruption investigation snared members of his cabinet, according to Chief of Staff Eliseu Padilha.

A bill to make Brazil’s public pension system self-sustaining will be presented this month, and labor reform will follow next month, Padilha said in an interview in the presidential palace. With the bulk of the negotiation with unions and civil society taking place before the bills are sent to Congress, the government’s goal is to have both measures approved by the end of the year.