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Brazil - The Troubled Rise of a Global Power

Michael Reid

Experts believe that Brazil, the world'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. 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 2016 Olympics, Brazil has been rocked by mass protest. This insightful volume considers the nation's still abundant problems-an inefficient state, widespread corruption, dysfunctional politics, and violent crime in its cities-alongside its achievements to provide a fully rounded portrait of a vibrant country about to take a commanding position on the world stage.

Experts believe that Brazil, the world'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. 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 2016 Olympics, Brazil has been rocked by mass protest. This insightful volume considers the nation's still abundant problems-an inefficient state, widespread corruption, dysfunctional politics, and violent crime in its cities-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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Experts believe that Brazil, the world'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. 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 2016 Olympics, Brazil has been rocked by mass protest. This insightful volume considers the nation's still abundant problems-an inefficient state, widespread corruption, dysfunctional politics, and violent crime in its cities-alongside its achievements to provide a fully rounded portrait of a vibrant country about to take a commanding position on the world stage.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Healy

Length:

16h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

43:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

49:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

46:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

44:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

44:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

43:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

53:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

44:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

42:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

52:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

45:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

46:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

38:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

44:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

47:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

35:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

34:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

33:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:10