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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the Carne Fraca (Weak Meat) scandal, Brazil’s trade balance registered a surplus of US$6.969 billion in April, the best result for the month since 1989, according to the Ministry of Development, Foreign Trade and Services.

The total balance in the four first months of the year, of US$21.387 billion is also the highest in history for the period, surpassing by far the record registered in January-April of 2016, of US$13.2 billion.

In April, Brazil registered a total of US$17.686 . . .

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