My Flour Costs More Than My Cappuccino

Opinion, by Haley White

SANTARÉM, BRAZIL - On International Women’s Day, President Dilma Rousseff announced that the government would eliminate sales taxes for all goods in the Cesta Básica. The Cesta Básica (or “basic basket”) is a list of ITEMS that the government deems essential to a humane standard of living.

The tax cut on Cesta Básica goods will help consumers keep more money in their pockets—it is projected to cause the prices of some goods to decrease by as much as 12.5 percent.

Up here in the north, the tax cut will also . . .

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