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Haitians brave risky jungle treks for Brazilian dream

BRASILEIA, Brazil — Solon Jacot’s decision to leave his home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was a big risk with no guarantees. He's one of the thousands of economic migrants betting that Brazil’s emerging economy, with low unemployment and a construction labor shortage, can offer them realistic job opportunities and a better life. Many of those who’ve managed to settle legally in Brazil work building mega hydroelectric dams and the stadiums and infrastructure revamps for soccer’s World Cup next year and the Olympics in 2016.
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