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By Felicia Bryson, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following a study conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) in February 2011, on the quality of services provided by the SUS (Brazil's national health system), a series of investigations undertaken by newspaper O Globo have since revealed fraud and corruption within the Ministry for Health.

Between 2007 and 2010, irregularities of R$662.2 million (around US$412 million) were found in the National Health . . .

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