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Apr 17, 2014

Murders soar in Brazil World Cup city during police strike

BRASILIA (Reuters) – A police strike ended on Thursday after unleashing a surge in violent crime in Brazil’s third-largest city just two months before it is due to welcome hordes of soccer fans for the World Cup, authorities said.

At least 39 homicides were committed during the two-day strike in and around the northeastern city of Salvador that added to fears about Brazil’s ability to ensure public safety during the global soccer tournament.

Apr 17, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 17, 2014

Brazil jobless rate drops in March as fewer people seeks jobs

BRASILIA, April 17 (Reuters) – Brazil’s jobless rate dropped
unexpectedly in March as fewer people sought jobs, highlighting
a trend that has helped keep unemployment near record lows
despite weak economic growth.

Brazil’s non-seasonally-adjusted jobless rate
declined in March to 5.0 percent, from 5.1 percent in February,
statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday.

Apr 16, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
Apr 16, 2014

Latin America’s growth prospects fizzle on local concerns

BRASILIA (Reuters) – The next two years look more challenging for Latin American economies than previously thought, with prospects for slower growth and higher inflation defying recent market optimism about emerging markets.

Prospects for economic growth in 2014 and 2015 were down across the board from a similar Reuters poll in January for all seven major Latin American countries except Colombia, according to the consensus view of over 50 economists polled.

Apr 15, 2014

Analysis – Behind Brazil’s low unemployment, a quest for education

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s growing prosperity is allowing teenagers to stay in school for longer instead of searching for jobs to support their families, boosting the country’s long-term prospects but also causing some economic headaches.

The shift helps explain one of the biggest debates among economists who follow Brazil – why unemployment remains at record lows of about 5 percent despite slow economic growth.

Apr 15, 2014
Apr 15, 2014

Behind Brazil’s low unemployment, a quest for education

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s growing prosperity is allowing teenagers to stay in school for longer instead of searching for jobs to support their families, boosting the country’s long-term prospects but also causing some economic headaches.

The shift helps explain one of the biggest debates among economists who follow Brazil – why unemployment remains at record lows of about 5 percent despite slow economic growth.

    • About Silvio

      "Silvio Cascione is a Reuters economics correspondent in Sao Paulo, covering through market polls and economic data the sharp slowdown of Brazil's economy over the past few years. He also leads polling across Latin America on several issues such as regional growth prospects, inflation, and foreign exchange rates. Silvio joined Reuters in 2007, and covered Brazil's foreign exchange market when Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008."
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