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Public Education in Brazil

Brazil Public Education in Brazil

When people talk about what holds Brazil back, education tops the list (along with infrastructure). The poor quality of Brazil’s public education system limits students’ capabilities and adaptability, creates mismatches...

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Dilma Rousseff’s Tenure Three Years On

Brazil Dilma Rousseff’s Tenure Three Years On

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is gearing up for her reelection bid this week, attending political rallies and drumming up support by appearing with former President Lula. As she hits the...

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Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Worth the Price?

Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Latin America Mexico Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Worth the Price?

In the economic development world, one of Latin America’s claims to fame are its conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs), which provide direct money transfers to low-income families who send their...

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Too Bearish on Brazil: Ruchir Sharma in Foreign Affairs

Brazil General Latin America United States Too Bearish on Brazil: Ruchir Sharma in Foreign Affairs

The recent Foreign Affairs article “Bearish on Brazil” lays out a quite pessimistic view of Brazil. For the author, Ruchir Sharma, the Brazil fuss has risen and will largely fall...

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