The Brazilian Congress impeached the head of the executive, president Dilma Rousseff. All senators voted, under the processual supervision of the president of the Supreme Court, Ricardo Lewandowski. The result: 61 in favor and 20 senators against the impeachment. Is it a coup d’etat? Funny to even make this question after seeing more then 70Continue reading “Brazil versus Rousseff: democracy won”
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A test for Brazilian democracy
Amidst a history full of oligarchies and military coups, Brazilian democracy emerges and give signs of maturity. An exciting presidential race challenges the supremacy of popular party PT, in office after 12 years. But what could be an easy reelection has become a nightmare for Lula and his party. President Dilma Rousseff (PT) is strugglingContinue reading “A test for Brazilian democracy”
Brazil presidential elections: Where will Marina voters go?
Ibope and Datafolha polls both shows Aecio Neves with 51% of valid votes, while Dilma Rousseff has 49%. Where will Marina Silva’s voters go? First take of Ibope poll: 64% of Marina Silva’s voters in the first round choose Aecio in the second round. Only 18% say they will vote for Dilma Rousseff. 10% blank/null and 8% haveContinue reading “Brazil presidential elections: Where will Marina voters go?”
Brazil in 2013
Brazil has been on the top of the list of emerging markets for the last years. Is this going to change from now on? In 2013, we certainly had negative signs: weak growth, inflation, and political interventions in state enterprises. Concerns with the advancement of public spending and doubts about the fiscal discipline of theContinue reading “Brazil in 2013”
Should one worry about Brazilian democracy?
One of the pillars of Brazilian good economic phase is a political stability built over more then 30 years. A turnaround case from the dark 70ths when democracy was “constrained” by the military regime. Now, signs of concern arise as recurring news about corruption raises the yellow flag. The issue got the attention of CNN.Continue reading “Should one worry about Brazilian democracy?”