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Montevideo, November 15th 2018 - 16:52 UTC

Tag: Brazil's pensions

  • Friday, December 15th 2017 - 10:50 UTC

    Brazil postpones until February 19 vote on bill to reform pensions system

    House Speaker Rodrigo Maia announced on Thursday the decision, pushing a decision on the cornerstone of President Michel Temer’s fiscal reforms

    The lower house of Brazil’s Congress will delay a vote on a bill trimming social security benefits until Feb. 19, Speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Thursday, pushing a decision on the cornerstone of President Michel Temer’s fiscal reforms into an election year.

  • Friday, October 13th 2017 - 12:59 UTC

    Meirelles optimistic about congressional approval of pensions' reform

    “I think there’s a very good chance of having that approved this year, which is more convenient than next year,” Meirelles said.

    Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Thursday “there’s a very good chance” that the country’s proposed pension reform bill will be approved by the end of the year. Addressing a question-and-answer session at an Institute for International Finance meeting in Washington Meirelles said that it would be simpler to pass the bill this year than next year because of political challenges that could come with Brazil’s upcoming presidential election in October 2018.