This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. Random numbers that help explain what is going on around the country. This week: 600 days of the Marielle Franco murders, interest rates at an all-time low, Brazilians leaving the country, fires in the Pantanal.
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Monday will mark the 600th day since the assassination of Rio City Councilor Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes. The case is a paramount example of shoddy police work—even for Brazil’s already-paltry...