'Tax meter' climbing steadily in Brazil

From eating out to buying video games, everything is more expensive in the country, where taxes are sky high.

    Brazilians pay some of the highest taxes in the world - a pill residents are finding increasingly hard to swallow, with little done to improve the country's poor public education and crowded transportation systems.

    In downtown Sao Paulo, a "tax meter" shows that this year alone, Brazilians have paid more than $550bn in taxes.

    Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.