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Friday, 12 August 2022 09:40 GMT

Brazil's Senate Approves Aid Package, Lower House Yet To Vote


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)

Brazil's Senate on Thursday approved a major pre-election aid package, sending the government-backed measure to the lower house, Trend reports citing Reuers.

The package includes a 1,000 reais ($192.38) aid for self-employed truckers, a key Bolsonaro constituency. It also increases by 50% the amount paid in the Auxilio Brasil social welfare program, and increases a gas voucher.

At the last minute, government-backed senators managed to include in the proposal two more measures, an aid targeting taxi drivers and to grant more funding to an existing food security program.

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