As Brazil’s economy goes in reverse, illusion of prosperity fades with it

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro – NPR, 7/27/2015

Only a few years ago Brazil was being celebrated for raising millions of people out of abject poverty. Now there are worries those gains may be at risk. The economy is shedding jobs and heading into recession. To explore this, NPR’s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro traveled to the economic hub of Brazil, the city of Sao Paulo.

LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, BYLINE: A TV is not just a TV, at least not for 31-year-old Daniele Dos Reis. Hers is a 32-inch plasma – nice, but nothing extraordinary – but for her…

DANIELE DOS REIS: (Foreign language spoken).

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