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State Governors Call for Enforcement of 2005 Law Providing Basic Income to All Brazilians

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian Governors meeting on Wednesday afternoon, March 25th, in a videoconference, approved a letter with a number of demands to the federal government  to address the coronavirus crisis. Among these demands is the enforcement of the law that establishes "basic citizenship income" payments to all Brazilians and long-term foreigners resident in Brazil.

Passed in 2005 by Congress and signed by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Law 10,835/2004 provides for "the right of all Brazilians resident in the country and foreigners residing for at least five (5) years in Brazil, regardless of . . .

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