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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In December, Lucas, Alexander, and Fernando went out to play in the streets of Rio de Janeiro and never returned. They are part of the 30% of teenage minors missing in Brazil when the...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro warned Wednesday that the country "is a powder keg" because of the restrictive measures adopted by governors and mayors to try to curb the out-of-control Covid-19 pandemic. "Brazil is on edge....
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tatiana Araujo de Sirqueira, a 33-year old single mother of six, and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro are almost neighbors. But they inhabit different universes. Sirqueira lives by a landfill less than a mile from the...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The second round of emergency aid will boost Brazil's GDP growth by 0.2 percentage point to 3.8% this year, writes Marcos Casarin, Oxford Economics' chief economist for Latin America. The company estimates that households will...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday, March 5th, said that emergency payments to aid the poor in the pandemic could vary from R$150 to more than R$300 (US$26.36-$52.72), while a plan being considered in...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian savings accounts shrank by R$5.83 billion (US$1.04 billion) in February, figures showed on Thursday, March 4th, the second month of withdrawals after the end of emergency government cash transfers forced consumers to dip...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s Senate passed on Thursday, March 4th, a constitutional amendment letting the government extend emergency pandemic aid to poor Brazilians, while keeping costs within its spending cap. The government said it plans a monthly stipend...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Consumer confidence in Brazil rose in February for the first time in five months, a survey indicated on Wednesday, February 24th, lifted by the start of a nationwide vaccination program against COVID-19 and prospects...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil will extend pandemic emergency cash transfers to the poor and vulnerable, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Thursday, February 11th, but added that the payments must come with compensating cost-cutting measures to avoid...

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