Hunger grows in Brazil amid pandemic

Lines at food distribution points are getting longer and longer in Brazil's big cities, where hunger is gaining ground amid of the coronavirus crisis.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In downtown São Paulo, Miguel da Silva waited in line with about 300 people before finally getting a plate with rice, a little meat, and some vegetables.

"It's better to come here than to beg," the 70-year-old told AFP.

The same occurs in Rio de Janeiro, with hundreds of people in another endless line, under a scorching sun, including pregnant women. For most, this will be the only meal of the day.

"Everything is expensive. If I had to buy the food they give us here, it would cost me more than . . .

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