Millions return to poverty in Brazil, eroding ‘boom’ decade

In this Oct. 20, 2017 photo, Simone Batista’s 1-year-old son Arthur sleeps under a fan that no longer works in the Jardim Gramacho slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After Arthur was born, his mother was cut from the “Bolsa Familia” government subsidy for low-income families, a program credited with much of the poverty reduction during Brazil’s boom decade. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)


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