Brazilian Congressman Proposes Cut in Bolsa Familia Welfare

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 of President Rousseff’s most important social programs, for the 2016 budget.

House Representative Ricardo Barros said the budget reduction would come from not allowing anyone else into the program. “Those who leave (Bolsa Familia) do not return. Those who remain, continue to receive,” Barros told local media. The Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?