RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Teams had been working to increase the amount from R$190 (US$37) to R$250, which would create an additional expense of R$18.7 billion by 2022.
President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Tuesday, June 15, that the new Bolsa Família (Family Grant) will pay an average of R$300 to beneficiaries, in an announcement that took members of the government by surprise. Until now, the teams . . .