RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Daiane dos Santos owns a hair salon in one of the largest favelas in São Paulo, now closed for a month because of the pandemic; she is one of the 38 million casual workers in Brazil waiting for the pledged government aid.
"The four of us are in quarantine and are now starting to experience some financial limitations," she said, referring to her two children and her unemployed husband, with whom she lives in Paraisópolis, a favela in the southern sector of São Paulo that is home to some 100,000 people.
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