introduction Achievements , Challenges , and Polarization A Fourth Decade of Brazilian Democracy

in 2009 the Economist magazine celebrated Brazil’s meteoric rise as an emerging power with a cover featuring Rio de Janeiro’s mountaintop icon, “Christ the Redeemer,” taking off into the stratosphere. Four years later, with the economy in decline and protestors marching in the streets, the magazine again featured the Cristo, this time in a horrific nosedive… CONTINUE READING