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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil could have made twice as much progress in reducing income inequality had it transferred the money spent on increasing pensions to Bolsa Família (Family Grant) beneficiaries. The conclusion was reached by Jens Arnold, OECD...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The year 2021 did not begin well in Brazil. The number of Covid-19 infections has risen again. The rolling average of deaths again exceeds one thousand a day. This situation, coupled with the federal...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The harshest economic crisis in Brazil in decades could push up to 3.6 million Brazilian back below the poverty line by the end of 2017, says a World Bank report...
By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Dilma Rousseff announced this weekend that the Bolsa Família benefit will be increased nine percent to R$176 per month. The adjustment comes in view of the extreme poverty line...
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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, took to social media on Wednesday to criticize a project by a House of Representatives delegate which would cut the budget of one of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian Congressional Representative said on Tuesday he will propose the reduction of 35 percent, R$10 billion, in the Bolsa Familia (social welfare program to keep children in school), one...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The incumbent President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, won Sunday’s election by a very small margin, leading some political analysts to believe that she will have a difficult time in approving...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff has declared that there will be changes to the ‘Bolsa Familia’ program which will include higher payments, tax breaks for the worse off and an increase in...

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