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Debate Over Emergency Income Payments as COVID-19 Cases Climb in Brazil

August 10, 2020

Earlier this year, Brazil announced temporary, emergency cash payments for lower-income workers and other vulnerable groups as the economy went into lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. But as the coronavirus crisis drags on, pressure is mounting for the government to create a more permanent basic income program for lower-income Brazilians, as our guest Gustavo Ribeiro, award-winning journalist and co-Founder of the Brazilian Report, explains in this episode of the Brazil Institute podcast.

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