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Bolsonaro's Economist

The man who wants to reform Brazil's economy

Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro says he doesn't know anything about the economy, so he's delegated economic reforms to a man called Paulo Guedes. Who is he? We ask the BBC's Daniel Gallas in Sao Paulo and speak to Gabriel Ulyssea, Brazilian economist and associate professor in development economics at Oxford University. And Chilean journalist Carola Fuentes tells us the story of the "Chicago Boys" - the free market economists who transformed Chile's economy under military dictatorship.

(Photo: Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro celebrate in Brasilia, Credit: Getty Images)

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Mon 29 Oct 2018 08:32GMT


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