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Podcast: Armínio Fraga on the Risks of a Populist President in Brazil

The Brazilian economist discusses financial weakness and the rise of Jair Bolsonaro on this episode of "Deep South."
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"I've tended to be a glass half-full person all my life," says Brazilian economic guru Armínio Fraga. So how does he currently see Brazil? In this podcast, Fraga discusses the country's recent economic weakness, the pressing reform agenda, and risks associated with populist candidates in this October's presidential election – particularly Jair Bolsonaro, the right-wing candidate who is winning support from some corners of the business world. 

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