"Today, with the Transparency Portal, you can see all the federal money that is sent to your municipality and the federal agreement that allowed the transfer. And you, who live in the city, know if that money was invested or not, and whether the work was completed or not. And as appropriate, you can complain ot the CGU or even the federal prosecutors’ office."
Did Lula and Dilma only favor investments in the Northeast?
No, the country whole grew, but the North, Northeast and Midwest grew more rapidly and intensly. Investments in industry, such as refineries in the Northeast, and in infrastructure (railroads and highways in the Center West and Northeast, for example) were allocated to the states most in need.
Bolsa Família is the largest direct income transfer program in the world. The program is part of the Brazil Without Poverty Plan and benefits families in poverty and extreme poverty throughout the country.
"Brazil is among the most influential democracies in the world, both on regional and global issues, and in recent years has emerged as an increasingly important voice in the debate on international responses to human rights problems.