Brasil revela plan anti-pobreza

26.02.2008 @ 18:00 \06\Tue, 26 Feb 2008 18:00:10 +0000\10 +0000 UTC

Aunque es muy probable que el plan tenga motivos electorales y exista la posibilidad de que no sea lo que Brasil necesita para erradicar la pobreza, lo notable aquí es la iniciativa del gobierno.

Yo no recuerdo ninguna iniciativa similar por parte del gobierno mexicano. Sí, promesas sí y muchas. Pero algo en concreto como una inversión de 6 billones de dólares para ayudar a 24 millones de personas? No.

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said the biggest cost to the country was not taxes but a century in which poor people had been forgotten.

The move comes months before important municipal polls are held across Brazil.

The programme, which will see some $6bn (£3bn) spent in 2008 alone, still has to be approved by Congress.

The initiative, known as “Territories of Citizenship”, is meant to help around 24 million people, including rural workers and indigenous communities.

The money, which is part of the existing budget, will be used to supplement 135 policies, involving 15 government departments, that are focused on 958 towns in states across the country.

The government is also promising to finally reach its target in the “Light for Everyone” programme to bring electricity to poor communities.

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