Brazil’s presidential election Second round, second thoughts?

The Economist’s endorsement of (eventual loser) Mr. Serra in the Presidential election highlights some issues worth watching in the new Rousseff administration. “Mr Serra also has faults, notably a worrying tendency to try to micromanage everything. But his record suggests that he would move faster to cut wasteful spending and eliminate the fiscal deficit, andContinue reading “Brazil’s presidential election Second round, second thoughts?”

Dilma president of Brazil. Now what?

Dilma Rousseff will be the first woman president of the history of Brazil. She won the run-off presidential election against Mr. José Serra, candidate of opposition and former minister of Fernando Henrique Cardoso. The press and financial analysts start to wonder what her administration will be like. Here are my first readings and thoughts. Analysts expectContinue reading “Dilma president of Brazil. Now what?”

French newspaper Libération and the queen of Brazil

French newspaper Libération could be described as an icon of leftist thinkers. Maybe that will explain its bias headline toward a “leftist” party. Two days before the second round that will choose the next president of Brazil, I was surprised to read on its front page: “Dilma Rousseff, almost queen of Brazil”. The Libération alsoContinue reading “French newspaper Libération and the queen of Brazil”