Welcome to “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps us understand Brazil. This week, we go through the numbers explaining how important the North region is to the Brazilian economy.
- of Brazilian GDP
More than ever, the eyes of the world are on the Brazilian Amazon. Due to President Jair Bolsonaro’s laissez-faire stance, deforestation rates have reached new heights in past months. Ricardo Salles, the Environment Minister who recently quit, is facing accusations of helping an illegal timber exporting ring. His replacement, Joaquim Leite, may be a...