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Brazil’s downward slide - In a bid to drive down debt, President Temer is oppressing the most vulnerable

Bild: Graffiti: Fora Temer (Temer raus) in Rio de Janeiro von © Jule Wocke

Brazil, once the poster child for development, has got some pretty bad press in recent months. Two of its former presidents, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, have been charged with running a criminal organisation; anti-austerity protests have turned into full-on battles with the police; and the man who brought the Olympics to Rio is being questioned on corruption allegations. It’s a far cry from the glory days of a few years ago, when The Economist predicted Brazil was 'taking off' and the IMF hailed the country a 'leading actor on the economic stage'.

Read the full article of Katharina Hofmann de Moura, Co-Director of FES Brazil, in the Journal Internacional Politics and Society (IPS)

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