Reinforcement of Aid Brazil requires the cooperation of the Powers, says Guedes


The Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, said on Monday that the reinforcement to Bolsa Família, renamed the Brazil Aid for the government Jair Bolsonaro, requires the cooperation of the Powers.

“We need Congress and later we need an interpretation by the Supreme (Federal Court),” he said, while participating in an event at Planalto Palace.

Guedes reinforced that, in order to expand the program, the Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) of the precatório opens fiscal space in the Budget and the reform of the Income Tax guarantees the source of resources to reinforce the program. “These are two complementary measures,” he stressed.

During his speech, Guedes reiterated that the growth perspective for the country this year is from 5.3% to 5.4%. Officially, the Ministry of Economy forecasts a 5.3% increase in GDP in 2021.

He also stated that the minister of Labor and Welfare, Onyx Lorenzoni, should announce shortly that, since the “bottom of the well” due to the crisis with the coronavirus, Brazil has already created 3 million jobs.