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By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s key inflation rate, the Consumer Price Index (IPCA), ended 2012 at 5.84 percent - at the high end of the government’s target rate of 4.5 percent plus or minus...
By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Brazil cut its benchmark Selic interest rate to a record low of eight percent Thursday, in an attempt to boost an economy that has continued to falter in the face of various...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new report released yesterday shows that since 1980, murder rates in Brazil have more than doubled. Over one million violent deaths were recorded in the country...

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