Brazil Senate president urges prompt emergency aid implementation

With the advance of the Covid-19 pandemic, Congress is pressuring the government for a new round of aid as well as to expedite vaccination.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Senate president Rodrigo Pacheco has urged the Ministry of Economy to implement the emergency aid as quickly as possible. Government and Congress are discussing an extraordinary credit to pay the benefit after passing the Emergency Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) in the Senate, before the vote in the Chamber.

"This fiscal responsibility demonstration protocol is the role that the Senate has to play and in the meantime we will discuss the timing to implement the emergency aid with the Ministry of Economy, which must be as fast as possible," said Pacheco in a press conference . . .

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