Extension of Bolsa Familia to more poor people at risk due to lack of money

7-year-old Marizete lives with scarcity of food. In 2017, 15 people died each day from malnutrition and

7-year-old Marizete lives with scarcity of food. In 2017, 15 people died each day from malnutrition and 37% of deaths occurred in the Northeast.

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The new proposal prioritizes lower income people, but the economic team resists and wants a more modest version

The Bolsa Familia revision plan, already delivered to President Jair Bolsonaro, provides for an increase focused on the range of families in extreme poverty.

Although it is focused on the most needy group, the project is displeasing to the economic team, which advocates an even more modest version of the social program.

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