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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministries of Communications, Defense, Citizenship and Education will have a boost in their budget in 2021, according to the proposal forwarded on Monday, August 31st, by President Jair Bolsonaro to the National Congress.

The Infrastructure and Regional Development portfolios will see a drop in total spending, although their discretionary spending is expected to rise next year. The Ministry of Environment will also have a budget cut, as will Health.

The Ministry of Defense will have R$1.5 billion more than the approved 2020 Budget. The portfolio's expenses should total R$116,127 billion . . .

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