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Prospects for Brazil to end-2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Subject

Prospects for Brazil to end-2019.

Significance

Brazil will enter the second half of 2019 with a stalled economy at best, and possibly in a double-dip recession. Since taking office on January 1, the government of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has stumbled from one self-inflicted crisis to the next. Its effectiveness has been undermined by a relationship with Congress that has varied between disengagement and outright hostility.

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