Brazil’s Proposed “Federative Compact” Could Eliminate 1,200 Small Municipalities

The concept envisages the merger or amalgamation of any municipalities with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants, and which depend on federal transfers to pay their regular expenses.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A controversial point contained in the federal government's proposal of the Federative Pact is the intention to extinguish municipalities in order to unburden the state and municipal budgets.

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