By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter
A survey carried out by the National Confederation of Municipalities (CNM) shows that 98 percent of Brazilian cities have fiscal problems and face obstacles in receiving funds from the Federal Government. If the law were to be applied strictly, these municipalities would not receive voluntary transfers of Federal resources at all. But many cities are extremely dependent on these transfers.
According to the CNM, 5.452 municipalities are rejected by the Auxiliary Service . . .