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Brazil Congress Advised to Halt Works

By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At least R$91 million of public money has been misdirected in the construction of a new highway in Porto Alegre according to a report from Brazil’s Tribunal de Contas da União (TCU) presented to Congress last week. The building of the BR-448 was one of seven projects for which the government-created body recommended public funds be cut-off while investigations are carried out.

With the country’s public works programs up against time and investment constraints, President Dilma Rousseff, in Rio Grande do Sul to . . .

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