International Workers' Day marches in Brazil turn into show of support for Rousseff - Xinhua | English.news.cn: Rousseff appeared at the CUT march in Sao Paulo, alongside the mayor of Sao Paulo, Fernando Haddad, and the president of the Workers' Party, Rui Falcao.
During a speech to the crowd, Rousseff announced a new policy measure, according to daily O Globo, saying that her flagship Bolsa Familia program would be increased by 9 percent.
Bolsa Familia sees public funds being given to poor families, especially mothers, as long as their children stay in school and out of trouble with the law.
This program, first implemented by Lula during his term in office, is seen as a major reason for the Workers' Party ongoing popularity among poorer Brazilians.
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