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Brazilian government promises R$400 monthly “transitional” aid under Auxilio Brasil program in election year

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister of Citizenship, João Roma, said Wednesday afternoon that the government intends to introduce a "transitional benefit" until December 2022, guaranteeing a minimum value of R$400 (US$72) to each family served by the income transfer program Bolsa Família, which will now be called Brazil Aid (Auxilio Brasil).

In addition, the government has already defined that it will apply a 20% readjustment in all the ranges of the Brazil Aid on a permanent basis.

Faced with the difficult situation in financing the government's new social program, the Minister called the press . . .

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