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Breaking down Brazil’s 2021 Budget

Today, we break down the government’s budget proposal for 2021. A curious coronavirus case could change how we understand the pandemic. And the battle for Rio de Janeiro.

Amid pandemic, Brazil slashes health budget

Judging by the Economy Ministry’s wishful budget proposal for 2021, Covid-19 will no longer be an issue in Brazil as of December 31. Not only did the government not factor in a potential extension of the state of public calamity approved by Congress in March, but it also slashed the Health Ministry’s budget for next year to BRL 136.7 billion (USD 24.9 billion) — even less...

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