Political scientist Carlos Milani discusses the origins of Brazil's profound current institutional, political, and economic crisis.
At the turn of the 21st century, Brazil was acclaimed as a “rising economic power” and a dynamic democracy where government implemented progressive public policies in one of the world’s most unequal societies. Brazilian “best practices” were high on the international agenda. Developing countries sent envoys to Brasília to analyze the gradual results of social policies being implemented. But what went wrong? What are the origins of Brazil’s current profound institutional, political, and economic crisis?