Brazil Weekly

Brazil to bail out states and municipalities

The plan to help states weather the Covid-19 crisis. How the use of bots skews online political debate in Brazil. The rising Covid-19 death toll in South America. And more

This week, we cover the plan to give aid to states and cities to cushion the Covid-19 blow. How the use of bots skews online political debate in Brazil. The rising Covid-19 death toll in South America.  

The economic relief plan for state administrations, explained

In a 79-1 vote, the Senate approved a BRL 125-billion plan of financial aid for state and municipal governments, aimed at cushioning the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis. The proposal now heads to the lower house, which is expected to hold a vote today. If approved swiftly, the first installment could be paid out...

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