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Bolsonaro bags a win … sort of

Happy Friday! Today, Bolsonaro’s budget bill takes a step closer to full approval, but will face further delays. Usually the savior, agribusiness pushes Brazil into technical recession. Widespread hack in Santa Catarina exposes Brazil’s cybersecurity flaws … again.

Senate passes Bolsonaro’s budget bill

bduget The Senate floor on Thursday. Photo: Waldemir Barreto/SF/CC-BY 4.0
The Senate floor during the vote on the budget bill. Photo: Waldemir Barreto/SF/CC-BY 4.0

The constitutional amendment allowing the government to cap court-ordered debt repayments scheduled for next year passed with flying colors in a two-round Senate vote. Meanwhile, the upper house also approved a provisional decree creating the Auxílio Brasil cash-transfer program, replacing the world-renowned Bolsa Família scheme which has existed for 18 years.

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