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Maria Nilza, 36, a mother of four in Brazil, prepared a meal using ingredients bought with her 'Bolsa Familia' social plan card. 'Bolsa Familia' was created by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to help poor people with a monthly pension ranging from 50 to 95 Brazilian reales (23 to 40 US dollars). (Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images) Maria Nilza, 36, a mother of four in Brazil, prepared a meal using ingredients bought with her "Bolsa Familia" social plan card. "Bolsa Familia" was created by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to help poor people with a monthly pension ranging from 50 to 95 Brazilian reales (23 to 40 US dollars).
By Drake Bennett
July 18, 2010

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