May 6, 2020 / 10:43 PM / 19 days ago

Brazil's Senate approves $10.5 billion aid package for states and cities

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s Senate approved on Wednesday a 60 billion-real ($10.5 billion) aid package for the nation’s cities and states, which are facing higher social welfare costs and decreasing revenue amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The bill now goes to President Jair Bolsonaro for final approval.

Reporting by Maria Carolina Marcello; Writing by Gram Slattery; Editing by Chris Reese

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