By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The U.S. dollar rose 1.78 percent against the Brazilian real according to Monday's closing figures. The rise effectively leaves the dollar worth just over R$1.70, its highest level since December 2010, but still well below its five year high of R$2.50 in December 2008.
Although the U.S. economy continues to struggle, economic crises in Greece and Italy have diverted some to pull funds . . .