Brazilian Cities Have Trouble Receiving Government Funds

More than five thousand cities have problems with the transparency of their accounts. This transparency, however, is necessary to ensure that previously paid funds have been correctly used and not diverted or used in corruption schemes.

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 . . .

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