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Congress stalemate could cause a shutdown in Brazil
With October practically over, the risk of the government entering 2021 without approving a federal budget is becoming very real. According to Brasília correspondent Débora Álvares, numerous party squabbles have stalled the works of the Congressional Budget Committee (which must vote on the budget before taking it to the rest of the lawmakers). Here is the current state of play: