Brazil’s Bolsonaro government will pay US$2.38 billion in social benefits until the elections

31% of the R$41 (US$7.7) billion in additional spending envisioned in the PEC (proposal to amend the Brazilian constitution) will be paid out before the first round of elections.

The Jair Bolsonaro government will pay R$12.6 (US$2.38) billion by the first round of elections (Oct. 2), with benefits that were not foreseen in the budget. Together with the funds already in place, the total payout is R$27 (US$5.1) billion.

It will directly benefit 20.7 million people. They will directly receive some kind of additional money thanks to the approval of the PEC.

Auxílio Brasil (survival aid) will be paid to 18.1 million beneficiaries. If family members are taken into account, the number of beneficiaries is 53 million. There are . . .

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