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Brazil on the edge: rhetoric and reality in Rousseff’s impeachment proceedings

Giselle Datz

Despite claims of a coup, Brazilian democracy has proved more resilient so far than the country’s crumbling economy On Sunday evening (April 17), more than 71% of Brazilian representatives in the lower house of Congress voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff (in office since 2011). With more than the necessary 69% of votes guaranteed, the process now moves to the … Continue reading

22 April 2016 by
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Brazil’s ‘neodevelopmentalism’: autopsy and adjustment

Giselle Datz

The problems the Brazilian economy now faces reveal that ‘hybrid’ development models are no panacea for sustained growth In September 2013 President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil cancelled her state visit to the United States scheduled for the following month.  At the time, the Brazilian government made clear its dissatisfaction with explanations provided by Washington about its monitoring of Rousseff’s cell-phone … Continue reading

19 August 2015 by
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