Brazil’s Bolsonaro says to cut ministries, privatize companies

Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who narrowly missed a first-round presidential win yesterday, said on Monday on Twitter that he would reduce the number of ministries, privatize state companies and combat fraud in social programs if elected.

The statement sheds some light on Bolsonaro’s governmental agenda, which has remained hazy except for the appointment of a pro-market economist as a top adviser.

Far-right Brazil candidate snubs ‘peace and love’ after winning 1st round

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he would stick to tough rhetoric in the second round of Brazil’s bitterly contested presidential election, after his strong win in first-round voting sent financial markets soaring.

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