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By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Income generated by international tourism in Brazil in March of this year increased 4.24 percent compared to the same period in 2018, says the Brazilian Central Bank.

Foreign tourists spent US$567 million in the country, US$23 million more than in March last year (US$544 million).

From January to March 2019, foreign exchange revenue was US$1.81 billion, corresponding to 6.33 percent lower than the same period in 2018, when revenue was US$1.93 billion.

Tourist exchange expense in March 2019 was US$1.33 . . .

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