Pandemic Raised Brazil Federal Government Costs by 70 Percent in First Semester

The main factors that raised costs were the emergency aid and the purchase of equipment to tackle the pandemic.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The federal government's total costs amounted to R$1.73 trillion (US$346 billion) and increased by 70 percent in the first half of 2020 over the same period last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Treasury announced . . .

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