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Brazil Loses Its Appetite for Economic Reforms

Jun 7, 2018 | 04:00 GMT
A demonstrator holding a

A demonstrator holding a "Free Lula" sign shows his support for imprisoned former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during a May 30, 2018, protest in Sao Paulo. The pace of economic reform in Brazil is set to slow amid social unrest and the run-up to elections in October.

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From popular anger at fuel prices to fears that a conservative populist might grab the presidency in October, Brazil's Congress has plenty to think about. Unsurprisingly, it's putting economic reform on the back burner....

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