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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the help of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and a stronger U.S. dollar, Brazil increased the number of foreign tourist entering the country to a record number of 6.6 million international visitors in 2016, according to figures released by the Ministry of Tourism.

The record represents an increase of 4.8 percent over 2015, the equivalent of about 300,000 more foreign visitors. In total, foreign tourist injected US$6.2 billion into the national economy, the equivalent to more than R$21 billion. The amount is 6 . . .

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