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Two more million Brazilians living in poverty: total reaches 54.8 million

Friday, December 7th 2018 - 09:45 UTC
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The number of people living in poverty in Brazil grew by two million last year in the wake of the country's worst recession on record, according to the government statistics bureau. Read full article


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  • :o))

    REF: “Two more million Brazilians living in poverty”:

    The problem is NOT:
    - Recession
    - Inflation
    - Unemployment
    - Exchange-Rate
    - Lack of Opportunities
    - World Economy / Trade-War
    - ect, etc, etc

    The ONLY problem is OVERPOPULATION! Lesser population can yield lesser number of poor!!httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/main-single-horizontal-img-article-fit_620/image.jpg

    Dec 07th, 2018 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Neoliberal capitalism is the worst of all worlds. Even England is reviewing what was done in the 1980s and 1990s.

    GDP may even grow slightly, but inequality grows exponentially.

    I do not want this world for me!

    Dec 07th, 2018 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    With a sincere governmental mindset change, Brazil has the potential to take its place within two decades to be one of the most successful and wealthy nations on Earth. With the new administration significant change will take place and with a healthy purge of the extreme left, there is optimism for the future.

    Dec 07th, 2018 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Brasileiro

    Neoliberal and right and extrem right are the same thing. Your ideology corrupts your criticism.

    Dec 07th, 2018 - 01:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo


    Consider the future changes on the bright side. Out with the old thieves and in with the new possibility for serious reform. There is no 100% guarantee of success, but there is a real chance for a better Brazil.

    Dec 07th, 2018 - 01:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    The headline of this thread MUST be wrong......Didn't Lula LIFT 40 million people out-of-poverty ? Didn't Dilma claim that 50% of the population - about 100,000,000 people - had ascended to the 'middle-class' during her administration ? The PT and all it's honest, competent, charismatic leaders, in 2016, said there was NO recession.....I believe them, as they would never LIE to me.....OR....

    Dec 07th, 2018 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • :o))

    REF: “Judging Bolsonaro”:

    Dec 08th, 2018 - 09:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    “Judging Bolsonaro”....interesting article. While it states that there is a 'potential for disaster', it could have well said 'potential for success'....all a matter of opinion. Since it focuses on the Judiciary, I'd like to add that the STF, with some of its 'polemic' judges - to keep it light - has been a disaster when considering some past decisions by the “2ª turma” (majority of judges appointed by the PT).
    With regards to the future Minister of Justice, I'm optimistic that he will carry on his mission to get rid of most of the corrupt political leaders, even if the are eventually to be found in the incoming government.
    And, Bolsonaro's appointments to his cabinet, giving “carte blanche” to Moro and to Guedes, to do what they have to, hardly looks like a desire to become a dictator or to centralize power.

    Dec 08th, 2018 - 05:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))


    REF: centralize power

    - Too early to say that he will or will not
    - It could also be his “Next Step”; particularly when the scandals concerning him & his team keep on erupting!
    LUCKILY, there is NO shortage of The GULLIBLES!

    Dec 09th, 2018 - 09:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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