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Murillo de Aragão
Founder, Political Consultancy Arko Advice
Cristiano Noronha
Partner, Political Consultancy Arko Advice

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The government's legislative priorities and other weekly topics
BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 27 Jan 2020
This is the last week of the recess for the National Congress and the Superior Courts. President Jair Bolsonaro returns to Brazil from his trip to India on Tuesday, January 28. The National Treasury and Central Bank release the consolidated public account results for 2019. On Friday, January 31, ...

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Is Congress still committed to structural reforms and other weekly topics
BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 20 Jan 2020
On Monday, January 20, the new pricing table for roadway cargo goes into effect. On Tuesday, President Bolsonaro leads a cabinet team meeting. Minister of the Economy Paulo Guedes participates in the World Economic Forum, in Davos, where he will meet with business representatives. This week's ...

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2020 political drivers and other weekly topics
BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 13 Jan 2020
A relatively quiet week - President Jair Bolsonaro resumes his activities after a period of rest. Civil servants discuss a campaign for salary increases and a possible strike on March 18. On Thursday, January 16, the Central Bank releases the IBC-Br (GDP preview) for November. This week's Talk...

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The rise of Rodrigo Maia and other weekly topics
BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 16 Dec 2019
The week begins with the threat of a truckers’ strike. This is the final week of legislative activity for the year: after the vote on the 2020 Budget, scheduled for Tuesday, Congress enters its end-of-year recess, with activity resuming on February 2. The Lower House will try to conclude the vote...

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GDP growth strengthens Guedes and other weekly topics
BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 09 Dec 2019
The Lower House may vote on the new framework for basic sanitation and the bill on the use of ICMS credit by companies. The Senate CCJ analyzes the bill on arrests following a higher court conviction. The STF discusses independent candidacies on Monday, December 9, and the decree on Petrobras’ di...

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The government is a passenger on the congressional train and other weekly topics
BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 02 Dec 2019
President Jair Bolsonaro takes part in the Mercusur Summit in Rio Grande do Sul. In the Lower House, we highlight the vote on the new regulatory framework for sanitation. Congress analyzes presidential vetoes, including the veto that would allow for the return of free party advertising. The Feder...

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Car wash operation
BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 27 Nov 2019
Following the votes of the rapporteur and the reviewer, the President of the Eighth Panel of the TRF 4th Region, Judge Thompson Flores, in closing today's trial, voted preliminarily against the annulment of the sentence on the case of the Atibaia ranch based on the order in which the final allega...

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Strikes, demonstrations on the radar and other weekly topics
BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 25 Nov 2019
The voting agenda in the Senate includes a bill that allows for arrests following a conviction by a higher court. On Tuesday, the TSE decides whether it will accept electronic signatures for the creation of political parties. On Wednesday, the STF resumes analysis on access to confidential data. ...

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The “Alliance for Brazil” marks a restructuring of Brazil’s party system and other weekly topics
BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 18 Nov 2019
Arrests after a higher court conviction will be a point of discussion in the Lower House and Senate. Wednesday is the deadline for the presentation of amendments to MP #905/19, which deals with labor contracts. The Senate will vote on the Parallel Pension Proposal. On Thursday, the First National...

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