Brazil resumes subsidies to the poorest with pandemic worsening

Now, and for an initial period of four months, these subsidies will reach 45.6 million people, and the amount, depending on the social condition, will vary between R$ 150 (US$ 27) and R$ 375 (US$ 67) per month.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government resumed on Tuesday the payment of subsidies intended to alleviate the economic hardship caused by the covid-19 pandemic among the poorest. Aid now covers a smaller universe of people and with lower values.

The resumption of this pandemic aid, which had already been given between April and December 2020, was forced by the worsening of the pandemic, which in Brazil has already left almost 333,000 dead and more than 13 million infected, forcing part of the country to keep economic activity restricted and impacting unemployment rates.

However, pressured by a fiscal . . .

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