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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazil IPCA (Consumer Price Index) rose by 0.71 percent in April, according to the IBGE (Brazilian Statistics Bureau) registering the lowest monthly rate this year. In March the IPCA registered an increase of 1.32 percent while in April of 2014 the rate had been increasing by 0.67 percent. The inflation rate now accumulates a combined rise of 4.56 percent in the first four months of the year, the highest for the period since 2003.

According to Eulina Nunes dos Santos, coordinator of the price index . . .

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