Welfare Vote: Rate of Appropriations Paid to Brazilian Deputies Reaches Record Level

On the eve of the Social Welfare Reform vote in July, the government released an average of R$268 (US$72) million per day - twice as much as in May 2016, the month of Dilma Rousseff's impeachment.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Money rules and that is truer in today's Brazil than ever before. Despite the critical discourse of what he terms the "old policy," president Jair Bolsonaro repeated a common practice of his predecessors in their relationship with Congress and released a record amount of parliamentary appropriations riders on the eve of the Social Welfare reform vote in the Chamber of Deputies, approved last Wednesday, July 10th, with 379 . . .

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