Brazil’s Long-Impoverished Northeast Rides Into the Middle Class

Northeast Brazil used to be known for poverty and migration south. But locals like Maria Joelma da Silva, who the Monitor first met in 2008, are redefining the region.

Brazil 2014

By Whitney Eulich

May 03, 2014

Also published by The Christian Science Monitor

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