27-08-2021 Latin American Weekly Report
Setting up a showdown for Brazil’s Independence Day
Every week, Andrew Thompson draws on his great wealth of knowledge and experience of Latin America to bring our audience in-depth insights on economics, political risk, and business in the region.
This week, he examines the viability of universal basic income in Latin America following the extension of Brazil's emergency payments for workers during the Covid-19 crisis.
Brazil has just extended emergency COVID-19 payments to informal workers and poor households for another three months, at a time when there is growing interest in the idea of a universal basic income (UBI) in Latin America.
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Andrew is a former foreign correspondent (Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro) and a broadcaster for the BBC’s Latin American Service. He is an Associate Fellow at Canning House in London. Working through La Rambla Research Ltd., he writes about economics, political risk, and business in Latin America.
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