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The news March 7 that Brazil's central bank had reduced its benchmark interest rate by 75 basis points, to 9.75 percent, took the market by surprise.

The cut wasn't unexpected. The bank has been trimming Brazil's Selic interest rate, one of the world's highest, since August. But the reduction was larger than expected, and the decision wasn't unanimous: Five members voted for it, two against.

The bank's move was also complicated by recent news that Brazil's economy had grown a disappointing 2.7 percent in 2011 -- less than the government had hoped for and significantly less than 2010's figure of 7.5 percent. Industrial production, too, was down 2.1 percent in January compared with the previous month.

In the week since the announcement, Brazil's noisy Internet has been roiled with debate over the economy -- and second-guessing of the bank's decision.

Paulo Pereira da Silva, president of the workers' union Forca Sindical, argued on the union's website that the rate cut wasn’t enough:

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