Obesity is on the Rise

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Brazil has been bogged down in a recession for over two years but one business is still growing – fast food – and as it expands, so does the country’s obesity problem. Brazil’s government won worldwide praise for bringing 36 million people out of poverty during 13 years of rule by the leftist Workers’ Party, which ended in August More...

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