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By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A sector suffering from a shortfall in investment is basic sanitation. At the current rate, Brazilian citizens are expected to wait at least another 40 years to obtain clean water and sewage collection.

In the community of Vietnã, in the South Zone of São Paulo, the sewage flows into an open-air stream. Living like this is nobody's choice. "You end up having health issues, diseases, it attracts animals, mice, mosquitoes, and flooding which happens a lot," says Jones Rodrigues, community leader.

With regard to basic sanitation, Brazil has . . .

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