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The number of people living in poverty in Brazil grew by two million last year in the wake of the country's worst recession on record, according to the government statistics bureau.
The figure, going from 52.8 million poor in 2016 to 54.8 million in 2017, meant 26.5 percent of the country was below the poverty line, the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute said in a statement.
The number of Brazilians living in extreme poverty - calculated at less than $1.90 per day - rose from 13.5 million in 2016 to 15.2 million in 2017, representing 7.7 percent of the population.