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In Brazil and Argentina, Politics Picks Up Where the Left Left Off

Oct 5, 2017 | 19:48 GMT
President Mauricio Macri so far has avoided taking labor reforms to the legislature because his coalition lacks the congressional representation it would need to pass the controversial measures. To avoid the complications of the legislative process, Macri's administration is taking his reforms straight to the labor unions.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri lacks the legislative support he needs to pass controversial labor reforms. But bypassing Congress comes with its own risks.

(JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

The countries' leftist parties could make a comeback in the next elections. And for the Argentine government, a return to form risks a turn against reform....

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