“Brazil is rich; we can assist the needy for some more time,” Bolsonaro says

Bolsonaro did not nominally mention the Emergency Aid, which has been paid since last year to informal workers and whose extension is under study.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday (28) that Brazil is "rich" and can assist its low-income population "for some more time." In a speech in the interior of Bahia, after delivering rural title certificates, he said that the difficulties imposed by the pandemic have worsened the social situation, causing inflation and loss of income.

"We have to work, yes, to attend to those who have not yet returned to the labor market. Brazil is big, Brazil is prosperous. We have a rich country and we can serve the most needy for a while longer. And we . . .

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