Brazilians Support Bolsa Família Welfare

By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – New research shows nearly three-quarters of Brazilians are in favor of continuing the Bolsa Família, an anti-poverty program that gives cash to families in return for ensuring their children attend school and are vaccinated. Most Brazilians, sixty percent, would rather pay more taxes and have better universal health and education, the research showed.

The Bolsa Família program was expanded significantly under former-President Lula in 2003. Under the program, poor families receive cash, conditional on their . . .

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