Brazilian President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro Aims at ‘Super Ministry’
Brasilia: Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro plans to create a “super ministry” of the economy when he takes office in January, his economic adviser has said. The 63-year-old far-right leader, who previously suggested that Brazil could pull out of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, plans to merge ministries agriculture and environment, an aide said.
The move, part of the incoming government’s push to cut spending, has drawn sharp criticism as it could endanger the Amazon region, the largest tropical rainforest in the world and home to plant and animal species that are still being discovered by scientists, the BBC reported. Hundreds of Brazilians, mostly students, on Tuesday protested in several cities against Bolsonaro’s future plans and demanded that he respect democracy during his term in office. (IANS)