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💸 Brazil’s social mobility stuck in the mud

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Social mobility stalls in Brazil

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Brazilians have lost purchasing power over the past decade. Photo: Roberto Casimiro /Fotoarena/Folhapress

A new study by consultancy firm Tendências confirms a trend we at The Brazilian Report have flagged for years: Brazilians are losing purchasing power and finding themselves in lower economic classes. The share of households living on a monthly income of no more than BRL 2,800 (USD 510) has increased from 48 to 51 percent since 2012.

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