Transparency Reveals Super-Salaries

By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – According to the Brazilian constitution, public servants may not earn above R$28,059.29 monthly – the wage of a Supreme Court Justice. Yet since the Lei de Acesso à Informação (Freedom of Information Law) was passed last May, it has emerged that many public servants earn salaries that far exceed that ceiling.

The latest salaries to be released are those of the 58 military attaches posted overseas in Brazilian embassies, 55 of whom earned more than R$28,059.29 in January, significantly more.

The Ministry of Defense released the . . .

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