Tag Archives: Brazil

OPINION: The Basic Income Idea Spreads in the American Continents

A very positive sign that the Unconditional Basic Income proposal is advancing in the Americas is that a “Ley Marco de La Renta Básica”, “Draft Basic Income Framework Law”, was approved by the General Session of the Parlatino, Parlamento Latino Americano [Latin American Parliament], held last November 30th, 2012, in Panama City. After three preparatory meetings of the Commission of

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Leuven (BE), 24 September 2012: Lunch seminar on Brazilian pilot project ReCivitas

The HIVA (Research Institute for Work and Society) at Leuven University (Belgium) organizes a lunch seminar with Bruna Augusta Pereira & Marcus Bracaglione dos Santos, founders of the basic income pilot project ReCivitas. Date: 24 september 2012, 12:00 to 13:00 Location: Conferentiezaal HIVA (Parkstraat 47, 3000 Leuven) Registration: please send an email to stan.despiegelaere@kuleuven.be ReCivitas website: http://www.recivitas.org/

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BRAZIL: Basic Income in Quatinga Velho celebrates 3-years of operation

Recivitas has been running a privately funded basic income for a small, impoverished rural community in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil for three years now. Recivitas was founded and is run by Bruna Augusto Pereira and Marcus Vinicius Brancaglione. The project pays 30 Brazilian Raeis (about US$15) per month to people in the community of Quatinga Velho, Sao Paulo,

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OPINION: BRICS should evaluate cash transfers

The BRICS Heads of State Summit in Delhi this week presents an excellent opportunity to launch some joint initiatives that would help promote the aims of the meeting, security and stability. Among those, one stands out that could easily be sidelined. The leaders of India, Brazil, China, Russia and South Africa face a common challenge arising from the fact that

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Video link: TEDxBologna – Bruna Pereira and Marcus Brancaglione – Citizen Basic Income in Brasil

Bruna and Marcus are Social Innovators and they have been developing the Basic Income Project in Brasile for two years, a project that is unique in the world. The 70 inhabitants of the town of Quantiga Velho receive 30 Real monthly. Marcus and Bruna tell us what are the effects of this new right, that is conquering the world.

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OPINION: The Citizen’s Basic Income to Help the Transition to Democracy

Essay presented to UN Regional Commissions’ High Level Meeting on Transition to Democracy, Beirut, Lebanon, January 15 and 16, 2012 It is an honor for me to be invited to participate in this “United Nations Regional Commissions’ High Level Meeting on Transition to Democracy”, in this panel on “Balancing Growth and Social Justice”, concerning mainly the Arab Countries, held in

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BRAZIL: Suplicy campaigns for basic income

Senator Eduardo Suplicy spent three months campaigning as a “pre-candidate” for the Workers Party nomination for Mayor of Sao Paulo. He based his campaign almost entirely on the idea of creating a Basic Income at the municipal level. On November 6, 2011 he secured a promise from another pre-candidate Fernando Haddad, the current Minister of Education, that he would incorporate

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OPINION: A viable transition to Basic Income

Thomas Paine and many other libertarians concerned with fundamental human rights, dreamt of the day when no one would suffer from want and basic income security should be garanteed to all. The Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) promotes the idea  among all countries. In Brazil, Senator Eduardo M. Suplicy has been the champion for the basic income, here called “Renda

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