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Stories with person: Luiz Inacio Lula
  • Amid Brazil's economic crisis, consumers struggle with debt 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 12:07 am

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Francisco Xavier emerges from a payday loan shop, his brow more furrowed with worry than when he entered. His loan request was denied, and he has no idea how he is going to pay out-of-control bills, including credit card payments that gobble up nearly half his monthly income.