Grey Brazil Asks Politicians to Hand Over the Miles They’ve Racked Up on Taxpayers’ Dime

Initiative encourages elected officials to give back airline miles that citizens have rightfully earned

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Each week, taxpayer money is spent shuffling hundreds of Brazilian politicians back and forth between their hometowns and the country’s federal capital. Just imagine how many airline miles they rack up.

Are these taxpayers compensated for said miles or rewarded in any way? Nope. While this isn’t technically illegal, it’s not a great look in a country where people struggle to purchase flights for crucial things like health treatments and education opportunities.

In partnership with Reclame Aqui, Brazil’s leading consumer protection organization, Grey Brazil recently found a way to get some of these miles back into the hands of those who actually earned them.

Via a platform called “Miles



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