Numbers of the week, Mar. 7, 2020

Femicides, coronavirus, elections, poor GDP growth figures, and much more

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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’s topics: femicides, coronavirus, elections, poor GDP growth figures, and much more.

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1.1-percent growth

The Brazilian economy posted 1.1-percent GDP growth in 2019—its worst performance since the country dug itself out of recession in 2017. While the numbers hardly came as a surprise, they were far below the initial median forecasts of 2 percent growth. This...

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