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Hunger row in Cuiabá received bones of ‘quality’, says governor of Mato Grosso

Published by CartaCapital in 01/08/2022

On the same occasion, Mendes countered questions made based on reports from the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo and the portal O Joio and O Trigo. CartaCapital cited the publication Record poverty accentuates inequalities in Brazil; see by state (June 25, 2022), which says that "in the Midwest, symbol of the strength of agribusiness, which benefited from the rise in commodities during the pandemic, poverty recorded an atypical record."

The report says that historically, 7% to 8% of the population lives in poverty, and that last year the percentage was 11%. In Mato Grosso, the rate was 6.6% in 2019, Mendes' first year in office, and rose to 9.3% in 2021. The newspaper attributed the data to a survey by the Institute for Mobility and Social Development, the Imds.

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