By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The U.S. dollar continued above the R$4/US$1 level this morning (Wednesday, August 22nd) opening at R$4.038/US$1, after closing at R$4.049/US$1 on Tuesday, the highest level since February 2016.

According to analysts the devaluation of the Brazilian real is not due to the current foreign turbulence but to internal uncertainties and the upcoming October presidential elections.

“The (Brazilian) real was not devalued sixteen percent because of Turkey or other external reasons, it was because the rate of R$3 . . .

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