RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The rise of the dollar has become a topic of discussion and concern for Brazilians in recent days. The US currency renewed record highs and this Friday morning stood at R$4.40, the highest rate ever reached during trading.
Carnaval, profit-taking before the holiday and the rise of emerging currencies abroad are factors behind the dollar's rise from R$4.02 on January 2nd to this Friday's . . .