🇧🇷 $10 and a pack of lies: Buying votes from Brazil’s poor | Al Jazeera English

Northeastern Brazil is a magnet for politicians seeking election because it has a large population, lack of infrastructure and extreme levels of poverty.
But locals say that the politicians are not coming to help – they are coming to buy votes where they are cheapest and keeping people poor, illiterate and desperate makes them easier to manipulate.
Brazil is suffering from a severe recession, but for many in the slums, the poverty and lack of basic services have lasted for generations.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from the state of Alagoas.

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