Analysis: Brazil’s Poor Fear Looming End of Covid Emergency Cash

Santos, her husband and their three children live in a two-room shack in a squatter camp, where nearly everyone receives the Covid-19 relief payments -- as do more than 67 million low-income workers in Brazil.

By Rafael Martins with Joshua Howat Berger

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Since she and her husband lost their jobs because of the pandemic, Ilma Silva Santos, a construction worker from the slums of Salvador in northeastern Brazil, has been feeding her family of five thanks to government relief payments - now set to expire at the end of the year.

Asked how her family will survive after New Year's, she says, "I don't even know how to answer."

Santos, her husband and their three children live in a two-room shack in a squatter camp called Manuel Faustino . . .

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