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centavo

1. a monetary unit of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, and the Philippines. It is worth one hundredth of their respective standard units
2. a former monetary unit of Ecuador, El Salvador, and Portugal, worth one hundredth of their former standard units.

Centavo

 

the fractional monetary unit of a number of Latin-American countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru, as well as Portugal and the Philippines. The centavo is equal to 1/100 of the basic national monetary unit.

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Realmente esses revoltosos de classe media nao valem nem vinte centavos (6).
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Os trabalhadores exigiam o fim das restricoes sobre as colheitas do acucar, o pagamento com base em um preco fixo de cinco centavos por cada libra-peso e um diferencial igual a 8% dos salarios dos trabalhadores (os plantadores de cana e os usineiros, com a ajuda do Icae, tentaram eliminar o diferencial, ocultando os lucros em suas praticas contabeis).
According to Brazil's Valor Economico financial daily, an unnamed, high-level source in the administration said that the government is drafting a package that will include the reduction or zeroing out of the so-called PIS/Cofins taxes, which account for about 12 centavos ($0.
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America Movil is offering all competitors a fee this year of 39 centavos (3 cents) a minute to connect calls to its network, less than half what it had sought, general counsel Alejandro Cantu said yesterday.
Em 1975, em outra cheia do Capibaribe, dessa vez com 104 mortos, a reportagem comenta que os empresarios ja sabiam ate os centavos de suas perdas e que a associacao comercial era contra o congelamento dos precos, pois impediria os lucros.
Sold largely by street vendors, they appealed mainly to the poor masses and cost just a few centavos (less than one US cent), far cheaper than a movie ticket or other forms of popular entertainment.