Economy Minister Paulo Guedes criticized the study on the number of Brazilians affected by food insecurity, saying, "33 million people who are hungry is a lie."
He also said, "We are transferring 1.5% of GDP to the poorest with Brazil Aid, three times more than they received before."
The statement was made on Wednesday (Sept. 19) during an event organized by Fenabrave (National Association of Automobile Distribution) in São Paulo.
At another time, the minister said, "It can't be that 33 million people have to go hungry. There has been inflation, but it has not been three . . .