April 11, 2018 / 7:05 PM / 13 days ago

New Brazil finance minister taps head of Treasury as deputy

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Ana Paula Vescovi will serve as deputy under new Finance Minister Eduardo Guardia, the minister announced on Wednesday, a day after taking office.

As head of Treasury under previous Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles, Vescovi helped to implement an agenda of fiscal restraint that faced strong opposition in Congress.

Reporting by Bruno Federowski and Marcela Ayres; Writing by Bruno Federowski; Editing by Bernadette Baum

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