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: food inflation; coronavirus transmission rates; GDP; corruption; aviation woes; São Paulo mayoral race.
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Brazil’s overall inflation rate sits at a mere 0.7 percent since the beginning of the year, on pace to finish 2020 far below the government’s 4-percent target. But Brazilians are beginning to feel the rise in food prices, which fuels the growing pessimism about...