Will João Doria be Brazil’s new Macron?

Some compare him to Trump. He’d rather be compared to Michael Bloomberg. Will he be Brazil’s new Macron? Privatize it! The business-friendly mayor of São Paulo João Doria has listed over 50 items to hand over to private management, from the Interlagos Formula 1 track to the art déco Pacaembu soccer stadium. São Paulo is the “city of the world, driving business in Latin America,” he says, and he wants to manage it “like a global, not a provincial city”. IT companies like Cisco have already made donations worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the city, but he insists there are no strings attached. “Companies want to help,” he says. “A manager can adopt a different attitude in order to […]

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