Brazilians Protest Against Government Spending Limit

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilians once again took to the streets on Monday to protest against a proposed Constitutional Amendment (PEC241) which limits public expenditures for the next twenty years in Brazil. Protesters in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo as well as other state capitals say the new amendment will decrease even more government investments in education and health.

"This protest is against the PEC 241, we are fighting against a spending freeze on social services, against cuts, and ultimately, (a cut of) social rights," Real Democracy movement representative Marcio Ribeiro told Agencia . . .

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