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 in Brazil. This week: Banks’ new round of discounts, police violence causing deaths at a Paraisópolis street party in São Paulo, Brazil’s so-so economic performance, the president v. the press, Big Agro income and Brazil’s lack of access to cinemas.
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It’s time to renegotiate debts. Brazil’s largest banks—Itaú Unibanco, Banco do Brasil, Santander and Caixa Econômica—launched a debt renegotiation program...