LATIN AMERICA: Brazil's Wasted Generation

In spite of a boom, 16 million children are hopelessly deprived

Since 1969, Brazil has achieved one of the world's most spectacular rates of economic growth, impressive industrialization and a heady standard of living for its thriving middle class. In the great booming cities, flashy cars carry hordes of executives from comfortable apartment houses to offices in downtown skyscrapers. The white sands of Ipanema and Copacabana beaches teem with people enjoying the good life. What mars this idyllic picture is a social scandal more massive in Brazil than anywhere else on the South...

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