The Threat Landscape in South America: Examining Brazil’s Dramatic Improvement

This article, part 2 of a series on the threat landscape in South America, focuses on Brazil.  Brazil has had one of the most active threat landscapes in the world for many years.  As seen in Figure 1, in the first quarter of 2011 (1Q11), Brazil’s infection rate (19.18) was over double that of the worldwide average (8.65).  But Brazil’s infection rate dramatically improved over the following nine quarters, ending the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13) at 6.7 compared to the worldwide average of 5.8. Read more

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