Brazil: President Reiterates Decision to Eradicate Extreme Poverty

Brasilia, (Prensa Latina) President Dilma Rousseff reiterated her decision to eradicate extreme poverty in Brazil and provide a decent living to over 16 million people living in those conditions.

The Brazil without Misery program will provide professional training, access to credit and incentives to open or improve small businesses, Rousseff said on her weekly Monday radio program Coffee with the President, addressing the anti-poverty program for a second consecutive week.

The program aims to generate income and provide a decent living for over 16,000 Brazilians who live in extreme poverty, the president said.

Rousseff dedicated her Monday program to talk about eliminating extreme poverty in the cities, saying its causes were due to a range of reasons, from a lack of training to being underpaid.

Some 1.7 million young people and adults will be able to enroll in job training programs, she said.

Rousseff also announced a forthcoming agreement with the Brazilian Supermarket Association to buy directly from family farms, to ensure higher prices for their goods.

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