This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. A selection of numbers that help explain what is going on in Brazil. This week: Shady budget maneuvers by the government, football with fans, Google financing Latin American startups, the side effects of Covid-19, Brazilian unemployment.
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BRL 7.5 million taken from the Covid-19 budget
The Jair Bolsonaro administration has misappropriated BRL 7.5 million (USD 1.3 million) earmarked for the purchase of Covid-19 rapid tests. According to newspaper Folha de S.Paulo, the money —...