Brazil to ‘recreate’ Ministry of Communications

20 Oct 2020

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has recreated the Ministry of Communications (Ministerio das Comunicacoes, MiniCom) with the signing of Law 14,074/20 on 15 October. The regulatory switch has been on the cards since June, when a ‘provisional measure’ was approved. Communications has been part of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation, and Communications (Ministerio da Ciencia, Tecnologia, Inovacoes e Comunicacoes, MCTIC) since 2016, when then-president Michel Temer merged the ministries as part of an effort to reduce the number of government departments, as well as cutting public spending.