Weekly Report - 17 January 2019 (WR-19-02)

BRAZIL: Bolsonaro moves forward on security policy

President Jair Bolsonaro’s new government has few concrete measures to show for its first two weeks in office, which have been marked by controversies over appointments, continued violence in the North-East, and sustained market optimism based largely on speculation. On 15 January, Bolsonaro acted on one of his campaign promises, that of combating insecurity through giving “good” citizens the means of self-defence, when he signed a presidential decree loosening Brazil’s gun-ownership regulations.

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