aid

Despite Attacks and Threats, a Brazilian Priest Distributes Aid to São Paulo’s Growing Homeless Population

By Talita Fernandes and Liam Anderson In São Paulo, city authorities estimate that around 24,000 people are living on the streets, a number that is on the rise as more people find themselves without a job during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the midst of this crisis, Father Julio Lancellotti and his São Miguel Arcanjo parish…

Goldman Now Thinks Virus Aid Will Pass This Week, But Will Be Last “Substantial” Package Unless Dems Win Georgia

Having flip-flopped once already, back in September capitulating on expectations for a fiscal stimulus this year (which earlier this year was the basis for the bank’s bullish outlook), Goldman has just flip-flopped again in its views on a covid stimulus deal, and moments ago Goldman’s chief political economist Alec Phillips just sent out a note…

Goldman Capitulates On “Major” Stimulus, Now Sees Just $700BN Fiscal Aid In Early 2021

Back on September 24, long after we repeatedly said that any hopes for another major stimulus before the election (and certainly after, absent a Democratic sweep) was nothing but a pipe dream, Goldman – which until that point had predicted that Congress would pass a $1.5-$2 trillion fiscal stimulus “shortly” – threw in the towel…

White Helmets co-founder stole aid money destined for Syria – report

As Western governments opened their checkbooks for the White Helmets – a controversial ‘rescue organization’ in Syria – their co-founder used the cash to top up his wage and even finance his wedding, according to a Dutch report. Days before he plunged from a window in Istanbul to his death last year, White Helmets co-founder…