Once everywhere on crowded New York sidewalks, at swanky Miami malls, and on fun Orlando Disney rides, the happy people from the land of soccer are nowhere to be seen. “Where have all the Brazilians gone?” ask puzzled American tourist officials. Well, well, well, well, the not-so-long-ago booming Brazilian economy is in deep recession. Many have lost their jobs, and those whose paychecks are still coming in can barely make ends meet — let alone travel — the direct result of soaring inflation eating away at wages. And despite an outpouring of generosity from airline companies, which have severely slashed ticket prices, planes are empty, and so are wallets, by the way, very likely made in China and bought in the U.S.

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