Brazil: Lack of Focus or Lack of Interest?
Zeina Latif, Chief Economist, XPI
Published: 2 May 2019 12:45
President Bolsonaro loses focus all too easily. Instead of discussing public policies to promote growth and tackle high unemployment, he again criticized IBGE’s methodology for determining the unemployment rate. He says that these numbers serve "to deceive the populace," thus implying that the situation is better than the data indicated.