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Podcast: Can Anyone Fix Brazil's Economy?

Economist Monica de Bolle discusses the prospects of a fiscal turnaround under Brazil's next president on this episode of "Deep South."
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What economic challenges will Brazil’s next leader face? In this episode of “Deep South,” Monica de Bolle, an economist, columnist and director of Latin American Studies and Emerging Markets at Johns Hopkins, analyzes the link between Brazil’s rocky finances and its rough-and-tumble politics, and considers what its next president will have to do to navigate both. De Bolle sees Brazil’s strained pension system as a major area for reform, but fears that the country will face “a similar kind of paralysis” as it has under the current and previous administrations. De Bolle joins AQ’s editor-in-chief Brian Winter to discuss Brazil’s social, political and economic outlook ahead of presidential elections in October.

 

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