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Government turns to sanitation overhaul to kickstart economy

Sanitation investments are Brazil’s bet for the post-pandemic economy. A bill against fake news to be voted on by the Senate. And the latest crisis in Rio de Janeiro.

How the government hopes to reactivate the economy

A new regulatory framework for sanitation services is the government’s gamble to attract investments and stimulate the economy in the post-pandemic period. The Economy Ministry hopes that the bill — which has been in discussion since the Michel Temer administration (2016-2018) — will finally be put to a vote late in June. 

  • Brazil’s sanitation sector is mainly controlled by state-owned companies. Allowing...

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