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: Carnival street parties take over Rio de Janeiro, the arrest of two journalists investigating the death of crime boss Adriano da Nobrega, the murder of Brazilian journalist Léo Veras, the rout of Brazil’s currency, floods in São Paulo, and growth perspectives for Brazilian banks.
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441 Carnival street parties
Brazil’s Carnival celebrations only officially begin next week,...