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View Resource Brazil & the Latin American Economy

This week's In the News follows repercussions of world financial crises in the key Latin American economy of Brazil. The nine resources discussed provide background information, press coverage, and economic data on Brazil and related economies. With a population of 164 million and GDP of $480 billion, Brazil represents Latin America's largest economic force. Heavy US financial investments,...
View Resource Update on Brazil

This week's In the News follows past reports of financial crisis in Brazil (see the September 24, 1998 Scout Report for Business & Economics). Since foreign investors began withdrawing their holdings in Latin America's largest economy last September, the Brazilian real began a long plummet, ending in devaluation on January 13, 1999. Measures to curb the currency crisis have included fiscal reforms...