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More than 1 million children work in Brazil

AP December 28, 2011 A newspaper says that despite the economic advances achieved by Brazil over the past few years, children from low-income families are still forced to work in Latin America’s biggest country. The Folha de S.Paulo newspaper says Wednesday that its analysis of preliminary 2010 census figures compiled by Brazil’s government statistics agency shows that more than 1 million children between the ages of 10 and 14 ...Read full article...

Brazilian economy ‘overtakes Britain’ as sixth in the world

AFP December 26, 2011 Brazil has overtaken Britain as the world’s sixth largest economy, a London-based research group said Monday. In its latest World Economic League Table, the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said Asian countries were moving up while European countries were slipping down. CEBR chief executive Douglas McWilliams told BBC radio that Brazil’s advance was part of a wider trend. “I think it’s part of ...Read full article...
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