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“Unless Economy Returns, People Will Die of Hunger,” Says Brazil’s Chief of Staff

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Friday, May 22nd, the Chief of Staff of the Presidency, Walter Souza Braga Netto, reported in detail the federal government's actions over the past 60 days to tackle the novel coronavirus, in testimony before the National Congress Joint Commission on Covid-19. He highlighted the R$600 (US$108) emergency aid being paid by the federal government and said that the funds are limited and that the economy must return under penalty of social chaos.

"The funds are limited. When the funds are exhausted, and there is no way to sustain them for a . . .

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