Brazil Weekly

⛽ Capping state taxes to lower inflation

Good morning! This week, a “populist” bill to cut taxes and curb inflation. Brazil’s progress in basic sanitation since 2020 law. And the pandemic, in numbers.

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The House moves against inflation

Capping state taxes to lower inflation
House Speaker Arthur Lira defends lower taxes on fuels and energy. Photo: Zeca Ribeiro/CD

Congress is expected to debate a bill backed by House Speaker Arthur Lira this week, capping tax rates on essential goods and services such as energy, telecommunications, and fuels. On Twitter, Mr. Lira promised that the bill — which...

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