By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - In May President Dilma Rousseff passed the Lei de Acesso à Informação (Access to Information Act) and on Friday, June 29th, the new Transparency Portal was reported to have published the wages of approximately 700,000 civil servants of the executive branch of Brazil's government.

Using data from the 2010 census, O Globo reported that public sector wages in Brazil are higher than those in the private sector for 88 percent of jobs.

While President Rousseff earns R$19,818.49 . . .

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