RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The City of São Paulo has decided to suspend approximately 20 percent of the 26,000 monthly payments of the rental-aid program, affecting some 5,000 families, after an audit allegedly found signs of benefit irregularity.

The program involves monthly payments of R$400 (US$102) to "high vulnerability families" who have lost their homes due to living in risky conditions or who have been displaced to make way for

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