Brazil’s President Rousseff Vows to Fight for Bolsa Familia

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, took to social media on Wednesday to criticize a project by a House of Representatives delegate which would cut the budget of one of the government’s most popular social program, Bolsa Familia, by 35 percent next year.

“Bolsa Familia is a maximum priority for my government, as it was for the government of former President Lula,” Rousseff said on her Twitter account. The President said reducing the program’s budget would threaten the livelihood of nearly fifty million persons whose lives were improved because . . .

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