Week of November 13

BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 13 Nov 2017 by Murillo de Aragão and Cristiano Noronha

There will be no important votes in the Senate or activity in the Lower House due to the Wednesday holiday. Pension Reform negotiations continue. According to Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles, a new text will be presented by the end of the week. On Tuesday, November 14, the deadline to join the Refis expires. The Federal Revenue service may announce a new balance for the program. This week’s Talking Points: • Pension Reform • Fiscal austerity in Congress • Government under pressure for a cabinet re-shuffle • Fragmentation of the Left

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