Author: Mario Marconini

Mario Marconini

Mario joined Teneo with more than 25 years of experience in government, business and academia in the United States, Europe and Latin America.

Mario started his career in the banking sector in Geneva before joining GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) in 1988 to support the first ever multilateral negotiations on trade in services during the Uruguay Round.… Read the rest

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BRAZIL: Congress will lead regardless of changes in Bolsonaro’s ways

President Jair Bolsonaro has laid down his weapons against Congress and the Supreme Court (STF) to avert an impeachment trial but will continue to insist on contrarian ideas whenever possible. For one, Bolsonaro’s opposition to governors who insist on social distancing and limited business openings has discernibly been invigorated – not discouraged – since his infection with Covid-19.… Read the rest

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BRAZIL: Private alerts, public narratives

  • The Bolsonaro government has had to face challenges from foreign private sector actors that may produce a significant change in policy.
  • As the president recovers from Covid-19, VP Hamilton Mourao has regained notoriety by leading the discussion on the environment.
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BRAZIL: Bolsonaro Covid-19 positive, denies pandemic but could emerge stronger

President Jair Bolsonaro announced yesterday, 7 July, that he had tested positive for Covid-19 to a few select journalists in front of the presidential residence. Not only did he not respect social distancing when giving the interview, but he also used the opportunity to repeat his denialist view on the pandemic and the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in the combat of the disease.… Read the rest