Forget The Samba, Brazilians Start Singing The Blues

Brazilians are hunkering down for a long, painful recession

A cluster of window-shoppers at a Sao Paulo mall admires the $400 fax machines and VCRs in the display at a Panasonic retail outlet. But no one enters the store. Inside, three bored salesmen entertain themselves by chanting into plugged-in microphones.

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