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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 – Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, stated on Thursday that the country must face 'head on’ the social security reform. According to the President the Brazilian population is getting older and life-expectancy...
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 Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – New research shows nearly three-quarters of Brazilians are in favor of continuing the Bolsa Família, an anti-poverty program that gives cash to families in return for ensuring their children attend school...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – As the opinion polls continue to give presidential hopeful Dilma Rousseff a comfortable and steady lead, Brazil has been preparing for another four years under the Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT, or...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - A study recently completed by the Institute of Applied Economic Research has revealed that the poorest in Brazil are bearing substantially more of the country's tax burden as proportionate to their...
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