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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In one of her last acts for 2015, Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, sanctioned the 2016 budget bill, on December 31st. The President, however, vetoed several items, including the clause which called for the increase of the Bolsa Familia benefits according to the inflation index of the last ten months.

“The readjustment proposed would not be compatible to the budget available and would imply necessarily the removal of beneficiaries from the Bolsa Familia program,” stated the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?