Covid-19: Brazil implements basic income policy following massive civil society campaign

Like many crises, the coronavirus pandemic has served to make social and economic inequalities more evident around the world, often in very harsh ways. In Brazil, which has officially recorded 28,320 cases and 1,736 deathsas of 17 April (with actual figures likely to be 12 times higher), the poorest and most marginalized have been worst affected, with less wealth and fewer resources to draw on to protect themselves, their health and their livelihoods.Building on decades of debate around the idea of a universal basic income, and spurred by the impact of the pandemic in one of the world’s most u…

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