On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 1360 AM Northeast, WI 97.5 FM Green Bay, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Green Bay,WI 54303)

More Weather »
57° Feels Like: 57°
Wind: NW 9 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Today

PM Thunderstorms 74°

Tonight

Scattered Thunderstorms 53°

Tomorrow

Partly Cloudy 74°

Alerts

Brazil finance minister: Government unable to cut taxes for public transport

Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega speaks during a news conference in Brasilia May 29, 2013. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega speaks during a news conference in Brasilia May 29, 2013. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's federal government is unable to lower taxes for public transportation any further, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said on Wednesday as protests against a recent increase in bus fares and shoddy public services spread nationwide.

The minister's remarks poured cold water on speculation that President Dilma Rousseff would provide financial help to municipalities trying to appease protesters who demand a reduction in transportation costs.

(Reporting by Luciana Otoni; Writing by Walter Brandimarte)

Comments