By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Government officials are celebrating a poll taken recently which shows that approximately 44 percent of Brazilians interviewed are against the current social security reform bill being discussed in Congress. According to officials this is the first time less than half of Brazilians are against the retirement rule changes proposed by the government.

"People are increasingly convinced that the reform will end the privileges of those who earn a lot and work little, as well as guarantee investments in health and education," said the President’s General Secretary, Wellington Moreira Franco . . .

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