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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Black Friday in Brazil officially began in the early morning hours last Friday, November 29th and proved throughout the morning and afternoon to be both a source of frustration and disappointment for some shoppers according to reports.

Despite the lack of Thanksgiving observations on the previous day, Black Friday - the day of shopping that marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and follows the November holiday in the United States - has taken hold in many South American countries.

In Brazil, the increase in popularity is thought to be fueled . . .

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