December 11, 2020
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s government has tools to extend aid to some of the country’s most vulnerable people next year without threatening the spending cap, its most important fiscal anchor, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Friday.
In public testimony to Congress, Guedes noted that this year’s income transfer program to the poor will end on Dec. 31, but ways could be found to extend help without breaking its fiscal rules, for example by bringing forward other welfare benefits.
(Reporting by Gabriel Ponte; writing by Jamie McGeever; Editing by Leslie Adler)
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