President Jair Bolsonaro’s capacity to operate in two ostensibly conflicting worlds – that of social media and his own government – reached a high point this week. Bolsonaro has been as erratic as ever, resorting to confusing doublespeak.… Read the rest
On 7 February, President Ivan Duque finally ended weeks of speculation with the announcement of a partial cabinet reshuffle. Three portfolios – Health, Labor, and Agriculture – have new ministers, while a change at Interior was announced at the end of January.… Read the rest
- Good relations between President Jair Bolsonaro and congressional leaders are desirable but not imperative for economic reforms.
- A strong emphasis on the economic agenda both in government and Congress may result in the approval of tax reforms in an electoral year.
Vote counting is still ongoing following the 26 January congressional elections for the 2020-2021 period. In Lima – the biggest electoral district by far with 33% of voters – the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) has yet to process around 10% of ballots.… Read the rest