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“Alexa, can you speak Portuguese?”
Amazon Inc has just increased its position in Brazil, launching a Brazilian Portuguese version of Alexa, the company’s voice assistant app. The move comes after the opening of Amazon’s very own distribution center in January, and the arrival of Amazon Prime services to Latin America’s biggest economy.