Brazil Weekly

Bureaucratic hurdles get in the way of Brazil’s relief policies

This week, we talk about how Brazil’s government is failing to get relief to people and companies. How the coronavirus might be reaching regions less prepared to deal with it.

Brazil’s struggle to get emergency money to those in need

The Covid-19 crisis has proven how inefficient Brazil’s labyrinthine bureaucracy can be. After approving an emergency BRL 600 salary for informal workers and single mothers, the government now must figure out how to make the money reach beneficiaries. According to the Institute of Applied Economic Research, almost 20 percent of those targeted by the emergency assistance are not enrolled...

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