Week of March 20

BRAZIL POLITICS - Weekly Trends 20 Mar 2017 by Murillo de Aragão and Cristiano Noronha

The government will announce cuts to the Federal Budget and will indicate the need for tax increases to meet the year’s R$ 130 billion deficit target. The requests for inquiries presented by General Prosecutor of the Republic Rodrigo Janot will be received by the rapporteur of the Lava Jato in the STF, Edson Fachin. The Lower House will attempt a vote on the regulation of outsourcing. Demonstrations in support of reforms and the Lava Jato investigation will be held on Sunday, March 26. A new poll evaluating the government may be released by CNI/Ibope.

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