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Jan 6th 2012 10:25AM TO MARCO - Brazil has 25-35% unemployment in some cities, especially in the Northeast. The favelas (poor shanty towns) have 50% unemployment or higher - that is why they exist. Because people have no jobs! The government can create any unemployment numbers it wants because Brazil does not have unemployment benefits like we do here. Lose a job in Brazil and there is no check in the mail. You're on your own. BTW, I have been to Sao Paulo and Rio. Educated light-skinned Brazilians might have 5% unemployment. Others are poor! There are gangs of drug addicted orphans running the streets, living in cardboard boxes and getting high to ease the pain of hunger. I HAVE SEEN THEM! Government corruption is rampant. You have to pay a bribe to get ANYTHING done. So your fantasies about a prosperous Brazil don't fit the TRUTH that Brazil is a corrupt, improverished, third world country. Your national pride is admirable but a fantasy. Look around you, Marco and wake the hell up!