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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Senate approved an executive decree which will extend the federal government’s Programa Mais Médicos (More Doctors Program) another three years. The decree allows the more than seven thousand foreign doctors currently in the country to remain in Brazil for the extension of the program.

The program, created by the government of suspended president Dilma Rousseff in 2013, called for an extension of temporary visas for the foreign doctors in the program only after they passed a test to validate their diplomas.

Now the approved decree will . . .

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