FEATURE25 July 2016

South America’s troubled powerhouse

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Brazil’s current socio-economic and political climate looks very different from the commodity boom-driven, emerging market it was in the 2000s. Georgiana Murariu looks at the state of play as the country readies itself to host the Olympic Games.

Brazil’s recent global economic success story started in 1985, when – inching its way towards national democracy – it became the subject of inflation-decreasing and land-redistribution programmes. This meant a variety of consumer goods started to become available ...