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Brazil’s Bolsonaro shuffles cabinet, recreates labor ministry

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By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro appointed center-right Senator Ciro Nogueira as his chief of staff on Wednesday to shore up waning political support in Congress, and recreated the labor ministry to deal with record unemployment. Nogueira, a leader of the Progressives Party (PP) to which lower house speaker Arthur Lira also belongs, will be Bolsonaro’s closest aide and minister, replacing a retired general. His appointment is aimed at improving the far-right president’s relations with Congress, where there have been dozens of requests for his impeachmen…

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