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Lula da Silva’s Brazil will have the largest number of ministries in Latin America

By Gabriel de Arruda Castro

When planning Brasília, urban planner Lúcio Costa imagined that an Esplanada dos Ministérios with 19 buildings would be enough. It made sense: at the time, the federal government had only 15 ministers, including one for the Air Force, one for the Navy, and one for the Army (then called the Ministry of War). Since then, Brazil has had a much larger number of ministries. There's a . . .

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