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: inflation, gun violence in Rio, a mysterious poisoning, industrial performance, and the “Brazil price tag.”
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Propelled by meat prices—which have increased due to growing demand from China—Brazil’s official inflation rate for 2019 closed at 4.31 percent, above both market predictions (4.13% percent) and the government’s target (4.25 percent).
One worrisome piece of data for the government is the...