By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In 2011 Brazil’s middle class was the biggest of all five of the country’s ‘official’ classes, comprising 54 percent of the population. In the last year alone 2.7 million Brazilians moved up into the middle or ‘C’ class, according to a report entitled ‘Observador Brasil 2012,’ published by Cetelem BGN, part of the BNP Paribas group, in partnership with Ipsos Publics Affairs.

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