Brazil: PT may give central bank autonomy

BRAZIL - The workers' party (PT) may give the central bank 'operational autonomy', as early as this year, if Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is elected president, says PT president Jose Dirceu.

While not defining 'operational autonomy' Latin American Newsletters reported, Dirceu noted that it did not mean full independence. 'The country needs change with security, we have already promised to pass tax reform; as early as this year we may give the central bank operational autonomy, not independence an

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