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Montevideo, December 15th 2017 - 21:40 UTC

Brazilian crucial pension reform bill needs 308 votes, but is still 46 short

Friday, December 1st 2017 - 18:38 UTC
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Brazil’s lower house Speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Monday he will try to pass a fiscally crucial pension reform bill this year in the chamber, but he told reporters he would only put the measure to the vote if it has enough support. Read full article

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  • Eric Ehrmann

    This issue has been fraught with classic Brazilian political “doublespeak” for months bordering “fake news”. Folha reported that a the legal system has ordered suspendedc propagnda promoting the government reform of the “pension system”. Then too Temer Team mix of clientism and cronyism running out of jobs and patronage to distribute to buy votes. And Mierelles, the “humble nonseeking” presidential hopeful saying that a 0.1 percent in crease in growth is the indication of a turnaround won't put many biscuits in the basket. The traffic jam at the intersection of “free market” governance and retail politics indicates just how much Brazil's multiparty political system is running against the wind.

    Dec 02nd, 2017 - 10:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    With about 25 political parties “for hire”, if approved, the reform of the pension system will come at a high cost, but nothing compared to that if it is not approved. The problem is that the 'people' couldn't care less who their reps are in Congress....kill and die for your soccer team, but let Congress rob you silly.

    Dec 02nd, 2017 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    From Reuters:
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-corruption-janot-exclusive/exclusive-former-top-brazil-prosecutor-says-successor-police-chief-slowing-graft-probes-idUSKBN1DV4Q1

    Dec 04th, 2017 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @:o))
    É, me engana que eu gosto....pqp !!!

    Dec 04th, 2017 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    @JB

    REF: pqp: Aren't they ALL? :o))

    Dec 05th, 2017 - 10:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @:o))
    unfortunately, yes...

    Dec 05th, 2017 - 02:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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