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Brazil: Sao Paulo protests Temer's plans to freeze public spending for 20yrs01:21

Brazil: Sao Paulo protests Temer's plans to freeze public spending for 20yrs

Brazil, Sao Paulo
October 18, 2016 at 05:30 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands rallied against plans to implement constitutional amendment PEC 241 in Sao Paulo, Monday, a law proposed by Brazilian President Michel Temer’s government which plans to freeze public spending until 2037.

Among the protesters were a large number of workers from the fields of education and healthcare, who believe that without investment, development will be severely limited.

The Proposed Constitutional Amendment 241/2016 (PEC 241) will cap social welfare spending for the next 20 years. The law has yet to be passed. However, it received a majority vote in Brazil's lower house of Congress.

Brazil: Sao Paulo protests Temer's plans to freeze public spending for 20yrs01:21
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Thousands rallied against plans to implement constitutional amendment PEC 241 in Sao Paulo, Monday, a law proposed by Brazilian President Michel Temer’s government which plans to freeze public spending until 2037.

Among the protesters were a large number of workers from the fields of education and healthcare, who believe that without investment, development will be severely limited.

The Proposed Constitutional Amendment 241/2016 (PEC 241) will cap social welfare spending for the next 20 years. The law has yet to be passed. However, it received a majority vote in Brazil's lower house of Congress.

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