A year ago on 28 October 2018, Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidential election. Upon taking up the reins of power in January 2019 the president named a government consistent with a clearly liberal economic approach and incarnated by the economist Mr. Paulo Guedes, as head of the ‘super’ Ministry that combined the Economy (that itself includes the former Labor Ministry), Finance, Industry, Commerce, and Planning portfolios. The new administration announced several reforms addressing pensions, privatization, corporate taxation, and trade union representation, however little has been accomplished beyond the draft stages.
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