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Tag: transparency law

  • Friday, January 25th 2019 - 09:51 UTC

    Foggy burial for Bolsonaro's promises of a transparency era

    Handed down as Bolsonaro declared a new era of transparency at Davos, the decree is likely to put more public records out of reach of civic groups, journalists

    Brazil's new far-right government on Thursday gave hundreds more public servants the power to keep official records from the public for decades by labeling them “secret” and “ultra-secret.” Vice President Hamilton Mourao, standing in while President Jair Bolsonaro was at the World Economic Forum in Davos, signed the decree expanding exceptions within the 2011 transparency law.