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IMF staffers call for managing director’s explanation after softened Brazil alert

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The petition, signed by the Washington-based fund's staff of 194, was sent by the IMF ombudsman to Georgieva's office on Monday, according to an internal fund email seen by Bloomberg News.

"We, the undersigned staff, would like to express our concerns regarding a matter that is dear to our hearts: respect for the rules and procedures that safeguard the staff's technical independence," they wrote.

The number of signatories is equivalent to some 7% of the IMF's 2,700 global staff. Such petitions are uncommon in the organization's recent history, according . . .

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