Friday, June 3, 2011

Brazil .- Rousseff presents 'Brazil without Poverty', a plan to end extreme poverty

BRASILIA, 3 Jun. The president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, presented on Thursday, the program "Brazil without Poverty ', with which it intends to draw from extreme poverty to more than 16 million people. This plan is considered the main project of the Brazilian Government. Rousseff believes that before the term of his immediate predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, had not paid enough attention to the issue of poverty.

Lula was his view the poor as "beings capable of building their own wealth, their dignity." In fact, points out that Lula is one of the instigators of the current plan. "It took more than four centuries for the fight against poverty to become 'de facto' policy priority of the Government.

Our poor have been accused of everything, including being responsible for their own poverty," he added, was quoted by Agencia Brasil state. The proposed program is a campaign promise Rousseff, who had been insisting that the fight against poverty is a priority of his government. The Minister of Social Development and Hunger Alleviation, Tereza Campello, has stated that the objectives include raising the per capita income of families living up to 70 reais per month (about 30 euros) and facilitate access of these sectors public services.

Last week, in presenting the project to union leaders, Campello said that other actions will boost support to these families. The ultimate goal is to end extreme poverty by the end of 2014, when the current mandate ends Rousseff. The plan will be very competitive portfolio of Campello, who underlines the Government's ability to meet its objectives on schedule, reports Prensa Latina.

For his part, Minister of the Presidency, Gilberto Carvalho, said the plan aims to provide the poor with the tools necessary for them to sustain themselves, ie, "teach them to fish." He stressed that "Brazil without Poverty 'is a continuation of' Bolsa Familia '- Lula driven between 2003 and 2010 - along with other integrated plan in the new policy.

Now 'Bolsa Familia' will serve more than 1.3 million children and adolescents.

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