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« on: January 25, 2019, 05:29:04 pm »
« edited: January 25, 2019, 05:40:58 pm by PSOL »

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics-transparency/brazil-weakens-law-aimed-at-holding-government-to-account-idUSKCN1PI2N8
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Handed down as Bolsonaro declared a new era of transparency in Brazilian politics and business at Davos, the decree is likely to put more public records out of the reach of civic groups, journalists and ordinary citizens.

“You need to have a balance between security and transparency,” Mourao told reporters after the decree was published. “This just reduces bureaucracy when you classify secret documents.”

“This decree is a step backward with respect to transparency, access to information and social control, and this decree simply must be revoked,” said Gil Castello Branco, head of government transparency group Contas Abertas.
Done during his presence at the pro-market Davos trip too, fitting for a president who serves the global capital holders instead of his own nation.
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