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Numbers of the week: Jan. 25, 2020

Environmental fines out of control, IMF’s growth expectation for Brazil, prison break in Paraguay, the education system at risk, indigenous people demand their rights

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This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. A selection of numbers that help explain what is going on in Brazil. This week: environmental fines out of control, IMF improves growth expectation for Brazil, prison break in Paraguay, the education system at risk, indigenous people demand their rights. 

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3,000 fines missing 

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