Week of January 18

BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 18 Jan 2016 by Murillo de Aragão and Cristiano Noronha

With the goal of rekindling her relationship with social movements, President Dilma Rousseff may take part in the World Social Forum. Minister Nelson Barbosa travels to Davos for the World Economic Forum. The Central Bank decides whether to increase the benchmark interest rate (Selic). PMDB leaders discuss the election for president of the party, scheduled for March. The government is expected to draft a provisional decree on the 2016 Budget.

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