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Brazil Sees Record Number of Tourists in 2016, Boosted by Olympics

Brazil saw a record number of international tourists in 2016, boosted by the first Olympic Games held in South America, official data showed on Wednesday. A total 6.6 million international travelers visited Brazil last year, the tourism ministry said, 4.8 percent higher than the year before. They injected $6.2 billion into the Brazilian economy, compared to $5.84 billion in 2015. Brazil is the most popular destination in Latin America but lags far behind the world's top 10...

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