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Brazil’s lost economic decade

What to make of the latest Brazilian GDP numbers. Facebook implicates First Family in fake news production. And the latest from Operation Car Wash.

Low GDP numbers cap off dreadful decade for the Brazilian economy

The Brazilian economy grew 1.1 percent in 2019—the lowest rate since the country emerged from recession. The numbers cap off what is set to be Brazil’s worst growth decade in 120 years, unambiguous proof that the country has been utterly unable to recover from the end of the commodities super-cycle of the 2000s. Among emerging economies, Brazil only fared better in 2019 than Mexico, Turkey,...

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