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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Located in the traditionally less privileged Northeastern region of the country, Ceará's economy has grown just over twice that of Brazil in the second quarter of 2019.

According to Governor Camilo Santana (PT), the state's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 2.08 percent compared to the same period last year; the country of Brazil had an increase of only one percent.

The data were compiled by the Institute of Research and Economic Strategy of Ceará (IPECE), which was expected to submit the combined result on Thursday afternoon, September 19th.

According to the governor . . .

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