RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The rate of extreme poverty in Brazil begins 2021 on a rise with the end of emergency aid in December. The country currently registers more people living in poverty than before the pandemic and compared to the beginning of the last decade, in 2011.
In January, 12.8% of Brazilians began to live on less than R$246 per month (R$8.20 per day), the line of extreme poverty as measured by FGV Social based on data from the Continuous National Household Sample Survey (PNADS) and Covid-19. In total, almost 27 million people are . . .