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Brazil's poor are squeezed as inequality grows

May 28, 2019 - Associated Press Financial Wire

SAO PAULO (AP) - Elizabeth Leite de Souza looks worn out. She's been looking for work for more than three years, and still hasn't found it. She and her husband get by on about $300 a month he earns as an informal construction worker and a little government help, like the milk distributed to vulnerable families.

"Everything keeps getting more expensive. We have nothing left. There's just money enough to eat," she said.

Yet her sprawling slum neighborhood of Paraisopolis, a Lego-like s...