Brazil Pension Crisis Mounts as More Retire Earlier, Then Pass Benefits On

SIMON ROMERO, NEW YORK TIMES, 10/20/2015

When Rosângela Araújo turned 44, she decided that she had worked long enough.

So Ms. Araújo, a public school supervisor, did what millions of others in their 40s and 50s have done in this country: She retired, with a full pension.

“I had to take advantage of the benefit that was available to me,” said Ms. Araújo, now 65. Her government pension stands at about $1,000 a month, five times the minimum wage.

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