By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New data released yesterday by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) has provided a glimpse of the future characteristics of the Brazilian populace. Among the more arresting projections is the forecast that Brazil's population will peak at roughly 228 million in 2042.

By 2060, the number of Brazilians will have dropped to 2025 levels due to slowing birth rates, according to the center that is tasked with compiling data on Brazil's population.

In addition to having fewer children, women will likely have children later in life, two . . .

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