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A look at a variety of common items and how much they cost in the most expensive cities in the World. Just a big colourful table really. Sometimes you

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As our client has noted, his parents, who are from a small village, are going to be staying with him a lot. He wants to keep some traditions of their life within his new home. The economy of Brazil has a large income inequality gap between class levels, & this causes a drastic difference in how life is lived in the city of Rio vs. the villages. Information From: The Brazilian Economy Today : Towards a New Socio-Economic Model? Link for Picture…

JCB has won a massive order for more than 1,000 of its iconic backhoe loaders in a deal which is designed to transform the rural economy of Brazil.

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@stevewinterphoto I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story in the Pantanal of Brazil. Here is a curious cub in front and mom behind. Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar…

@stevewinterphoto I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story in the Pantanal of Brazil. Here is a curious cub in front and mom behind. Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar…

from the Guardian

La Torre de David: the vertical slum of Caracas - in pictures

Credit: Daniel Schwartz/U-TT & ETH Torre David is home to a community of more than 300 families, living in the 'vertical slum'

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from BBC News

What has gone wrong in Brazil

2016-09-01 Brazil's economy is going through its worst recession in more than three decades following a drop in prices for Brazilian commodities such as oil, iron ore and soya. In 2015, the economy shrank by 3.8%, its worst annual performance since 1981. Inflation reached 10.7% at the end of last year, a 12-year-high. Unemployment increased to 9% in 2015 and economists predict it could go into doubDemonstrators during a protest against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and the ruling…

from www1.folha.uol.com.br

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Former Brazilian Economy Minister Guido Mantega (2-R) is escorted by Federal Police agents, after being arrested in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 22, 2016. Brazilian police Thursday arrested Guido Mantega, a former finance minister under presidents Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, as part of the investigation into the vast Petrobras corruption scheme, media reported. Mantega, who was an important figure in the leftist Workers' Party, was arrested at a Sao Paulo hospital where his wife had…