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How much does a congressman cost in Brazil?

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Congress cost the taxpayer billions every year. Photo: AGPT
congressman taxpayer cost
Congress cost the taxpayer billions every year. Photo: AGPT

Winning a congressional election in Brazil seems to be a golden ticket into a world of privilege. Among the perks of being a Brazilian congressman, we can include: housing aid; stipends for suits (yes, that’s a real thing); private cars; plane tickets; political office (besides the one in the House);...

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