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Brazil to see a basic income in 2022

Today, Brazil’s highest court orders the government to set up a basic income scheme for 2022 onward. Early Covid hearings shenanigans could backfire for President Bolsonaro. Health regulators turn down Sputnik V vaccine.

Supreme Court forces government to create basic income

food poverty vaccine People in São Paulo waiting in line to receive food donations. Photo: Nelson Antoine/Shutterstock
People in São Paulo waiting in line to receive food donations. Photo: Nelson Antoine/Shutterstock

In a 7-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the government must implement a nationwide basic income program starting in 2022. Justices did not go into many specifics, but established that it must encompass all Brazilians living on less than BRL 178 (USD 33) a month.

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