Minister of the Economy, Paulo Guedes. Photo: Edu Andrade / Ascom ME
Economy Minister Paulo Guedes returned to discuss the water crisis on Thursday (26), during a meeting with the temporary Covid-19 committee in the Senate. During a hearing with parliamentarians, Guedes said the tariff flag in Brazil is expected to rise, although this type of regulation is the responsibility of the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel). “We have to face the crisis. We’re going to have to raise the flag. I will ask the governors not to go up automatically. They end up making money on top of the crisis, ”he said. The minister also complained that his statement the day before, when he downplayed the rise in energy prices, was taken out of context and attributed the fact to an anticipation of the political campaign.