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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The text of the budget bill voted by Congress provides that the monthly minimum wage will be increased to R$1,040 (US$260) in 2020, with no increase above inflation.

The increase will be 4.2 percent over the current value of the minimum wage (R$998). The increase is the same as that of the National Consumer Price Index (INPC).

For the subsequent two years, the budget bill also calls . . .

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