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Brazil to pay emergency salary to informal workers

The relief package passed to help informal workers. The rise in Covid-19 infections and deaths. And Donald Trump’s latest move to topple Nicolás Maduro. 

Some relief for Brazil’s informal workers

On Thursday, Brazil’s lower house approved an emergency salary of BRL 600 (USD 120) for informal workers and disabled people. That’s three times the amount the government had proposed a week ago. Lawmakers also passed a BRL 1,200 monthly payment for single-parent households, catering to a demand from the Women’s Caucus in Congress. 

  • The bill, which now heads to the Senate, establishes that a maximum of two people in a...
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