By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism has announced an investment program which will inject R$200 (US$50) million into the sector to boost tourism around the country and generate jobs on strategic routes.

The program, dubbed Investe Turismo (Invest Tourism), will start with investments in 158 municipalities in five regions of the country. The program will seek partnerships called "public-private initiatives" to increase the quality and competitiveness of the tourism sector.

"We are going to provoke a transformation in the management of tourism in these strategic routes, increasing the . . .

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