Brazil Will Establish Post-Pandemic Minimum Income Program, Says Economy Minister

'Renda Brasil' could merge several existing social programs, including the Bolsa Família (family benefit).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Economy Minister Paulo Guedes announced yesterday, June 9th, that the federal government will establish a permanent minimum income program after the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, named 'Renda Brasil' (Brazil Income). The Minister further said that a program will be developed to create formal jobs, with the return of the 'Carteira Verde e Amarela' (Green and Yellow Employment Booklet) project.

"We have learned throughout this crisis that there were 38 million invisible Brazilians who also deserve to be included in the labor market," Guedes said during a televised cabinet meeting headed by President Jair Bolsonaro.

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