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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Highlighting the importance of the role played by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for global economic recovery, the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) reiterated the importance of Brazil's joining the forum...
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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