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And the R$1 Trillion Goes To…

Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – São Paulo’s Commercial Association (Associação Comercial Paulista) announced that the sum of taxes paid by Brazilians since the beginning of 2011 reached one trillion reais 35 days earlier than last year. So where is it all going?

Welcome to the land of the highest taxes and corruption rates in the entire world.

This past Friday, Rio de Janeiro’s Commercial Association (Associação Comercial do Rio de Janeiro) organized a “Taxes Fair” in downtown Rio. The same event happened Saturday in 150 cities throughout the country.

According to organizers . . .

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