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Brazil's Farmers Are Ready for a Boom. Will the Government Let It Happen?

October 13, 2016

This article is adapted from AQ's most recent issue, "Fixing Brazil." To receive the print edition at home, subscribe here.

In 1979, Brazilian rancher Flavio Turquino purchased 54,000 acres deep inside Mato Grosso, a landlocked state whose name means “thick forest,” for about $1 an acre. He had already scouted the land in his single-prop Cessna and marked the coordinates for where to build a...

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