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Numbers of the week: Oct. 17, 2020

Brazil by the numbers: a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil

military inflation vaccine football jobs elections coronavirus deaths fake news UN charter coronavirus deaths Health Ministry data, economic reopening ... Brazil's numbers this week

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...

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