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Experts believe that Brazil, the worldand#8217;s fifth largest country and its seventh largest economy, will be one of the most important global powers by the year 2030. Yet far more attention has been paid to the other rising behemoths Russia, India, and China. Often ignored and underappreciated, Brazil, according to renowned, award-winning journalist Michael Reid, has finally begun to live up to its potential, but faces important challenges before it becomes a nation of substantial global significance.

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After decades of military rule, the fourth most populous democracy enjoyed effective reformist leadership that tamed inflation, opened the country up to trade, and addressed poverty and other social issues, enabling Brazil to become more of an essential participant in global affairs. But as it prepares to host the 2014and#160;soccer World Cup and 2016 Olympics, Brazil has been rocked by mass protest. This insightful volume considers the nationand#8217;s still abundant problemsand#151;an inefficient state, widespread corruption, dysfunctional politics, and violent crime in its citiesand#151;alongside its achievements to provide a fully rounded portrait of a vibrant country about to take a commanding position on the world stage.

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A knowledgeable appreciation of a complex, vital South American giant, destined to be one of the worldand#8217;s premier economic powers

About the Author

Michael Reid is The Economistandrsquo;s Latin American columnist. He lived in Brazil from 1996 to 1999 and has been a frequent visitor since.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300165609
Subtitle:
The Troubled Rise of a Global Power
Author:
Reid, Michael
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
South America
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20160112
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 b/w illus.
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

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