Tag: emergency aid

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Driven by the covid-19 pandemic, the total costs of the federal government totaled R$2.64 trillion (US$460 billion) and increased 16% in 2020 compared to 2019, the National Treasury disclosed today, April 6th. The indicator measures...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "We managed to break the dynamics of high interest rates in Brazil when we managed to show the market that we were on the path to fiscal convergence. So I think it's very much...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In downtown São Paulo, Miguel da Silva waited in line with about 300 people before finally getting a plate with rice, a little meat, and some vegetables. "It's better to come here than to beg,"...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Unemployment in Brazil rose to 14.2% in November-January, at the beginning of the second wave of the pandemic in the country, after four successive drops that brought the rate to 13.9% in October-December, according...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Friday, March 12th, that if the economic and health impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic persist longer than the period covered by the new four-month round of emergency aid,...
RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL - Estimates of the strength of the President's legislative support base and the government's ability to pass bills are growing, but the economic agenda raises caution after the intervention into Petrobras upper management. Almost a month...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday, February 25th, that the government should settle the value of the emergency aid at R$250, to be paid from March for a maximum period of four months. "I met...
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...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Protests against President Jair Bolsonaro were reported in several Brazilian cities on Sunday, February 21st. The rallies were coordinated by the Brasil Popular and Povo Sem Medo organizations and supported by social groups, political...



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