By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Surprisingly positive news from Brazil's Ministry of Tourism on Monday, March 26th, showed that in 2017 Brazil received the largest number of international tourists in the country's history, surpassing both 2016, during the Rio Olympic Games, and 2014 during the FIFA World Cup.

In total, 6,588,770 international tourists landed in Brazil last year, beating the previous records of 6,546,696 tourists in 2016

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