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Coronavirus compounds Brazil's challenges

Brazil has been hit by a triple whammy of Covid-19, economic pain and political turmoil.

Brazil has been hit by a triple whammy of Covid-19, economic pain and political turmoil. We hear from people in Rio de Janeiro about their concerns around the current situation. Roberta Braga from the Atlantic Council's Latin America Centre says the coronavirus outbreak has hit Brazil particularly hard. Meanwhile Alexandre Sahyoun of the Association of Brazilian Shopping Centres tells us why shopping centres in Brazil want to get back to business as soon as possible. Also in the programme, Michael Kent, chief executive of global remittances company Azimo discusses a boost to his firm's business as a result of lockdowns preventing migrant workers from visiting bricks and mortar shops to send money back home. Plus, Andrew Rhomberg, founder of Jellybooks, a startup in the publishing world that focuses on reading analytics, explains why he thinks his service could help persuade people to read more books.

(Picture: A nurse projected onto Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue. Picture credit: Getty Images.)

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Tue 28 Apr 2020 14:32GMT

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