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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The harshest economic crisis in Brazil in decades could push up to 3.6 million Brazilian back below the poverty line by the end of 2017, says a World Bank report...
By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Dilma Rousseff announced this weekend that the Bolsa Família benefit will be increased nine percent to R$176 per month. The adjustment comes in view of the extreme poverty line...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In one of her last acts for 2015, Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, sanctioned the 2016 budget bill, on December 31st. The President, however, vetoed several items, including the clause which...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, took to social media on Wednesday to criticize a project by a House of Representatives delegate which would cut the budget of one of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian Congressional Representative said on Tuesday he will propose the reduction of 35 percent, R$10 billion, in the Bolsa Familia (social welfare program to keep children in school), one...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The incumbent President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, won Sunday’s election by a very small margin, leading some political analysts to believe that she will have a difficult time in approving...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff has declared that there will be changes to the ‘Bolsa Familia’ program which will include higher payments, tax breaks for the worse off and an increase in...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Municipal Human Development Index (MHDI) rose nearly fifty percent in twenty years, the Brazil 2013 Human Development Atlas has shown. Using data from the 1991, 2000 and 2010 censuses, the study by the United Nations...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An opinion poll carried out by Datafolha has shown an eight-point drop in approval for Brazilian President Rousseff, the first major fall in popularity suffered by the president since taking...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The minimum legal working age in Brazil is sixteen, with some specific internships allowed from fourteen, but there are around 3.7 million working minors in the country, according to the...
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