Latin America Brazil's historically poor northeast finally gets its boom

The northeastern region of Brazil is shaking off its long history of poverty and undergoing an economic boom.
Von Vincent Bevins
Crowds fill the streets during a Carnaval parade in Recife, in Brazil's Pernambuco state.

Crowds fill the streets during a Carnaval parade in Recife, in Brazil's Pernambuco state.

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