By Donitra Clemons, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil is only in the 22nd position among 33 countries that have reported their data for economic growth in 2012 to date. It falls behind the BRICS peers (Russia, India, China and South Africa), approaching the economies most affected by the financial crisis in Europe, like the United States (2.1 percent) and Germany (1.7 percent).

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