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Brazilians give US$3.5 billion to support Brazil’s federal capital

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This year, the Federal District should receive from the federal government this year R$16.3 billion (US$3.5 billion) more than the expected transfers proportionally to the other states. That is money from the FCDF (Constitutional Fund of the Federal District), paid by all Brazilians.

The additional money was created to pay for the capital's civil servants -who are among the highest-paid in the country- and the city's costs for being the headquarters of the three branches of government (Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary).

The fund was established during the Constituent Assembly . . .

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