Millions of Brazilians live in poverty. 13 million of them are unemployed, a rate of 12 percent. The second highest in Latin America. They are struggling with the ever-increasing cost of living there.
Polls have closed in Guatemala. Citizens were voting to elect a new president who will face a major challenge after the country inked a controversial migration pact with the US administration of President Donald Trump.
Slums like the favelas in Brazil don't exist in Germany. Poverty and homelessness are only visible at second glance, in part because social decline is less obvious.
For a long time, news from Brazil mostly meant bad news. The talk was of nepotism, corruption and the worst economic crisis in history. That seems to be in the past, reports DW's Manuela Kasper-Claridge from Sao Paolo.
When the leaders of the world's most important and influential emerging economies meet, it's certain to grab global spotlight. But divisions and distrust among them make it hard to agree on common goals and interests.
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