RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The federal government has accumulated a past due debt with the United Nations that now reaches R$1.778 billion (U$342 million), which could result in the country losing its voting rights at the 2022 General Assembly, something "detrimental to the image of the State as fulfilling its international responsibilities," according to the Foreign Ministry.
To prevent this embarrassment, Brazil needs to pay the minimum amount of US$114.3 million by December 31 this year, the Ministry of Economy said.
However, the federal government's budget foresees only R$397.8 million for the . . .