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: a smelly corruption scandal; record unemployment; Brazil’s newest billionaire; a hush-hush military exercise; and Brazilians’ mistrust of the press.
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BRL 15,000 “between the buttocks”
This week, the government’s deputy whip in the Senate Chico Rodrigues was targeted by a Federal Police investigation into the embezzlement of BRL 15 million earmarked for the fight against Covid-19 by members of...