Brazil’s Economic Health in Check

By Bruno De Nicola, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's Finance Minister, Guido Mantega, announced Brazil's fall into recession just last month, yet the foreign press continues to expound positively on the country's well being. A closer look at current and past trends in Brazil's financial health may provide an explanation for the gap between national and international reporting, offering perspective and insight on the economic situation for Gringoes.

Rapid and erratic increases in inflation have long been a problem for Latin American countries. Any Brazilian adult can recall a not so distant past when grocery . . .

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