Rough Road Ahead for Rousseff

Unstable, corrupt, plagued by scandal—these describe Brazil’s current economic and political climate, a big transformation from its image of an advancing economy with secure investment […] More

No End in Sight

The Cipher Brief discussed the political dynamics of Brazil with Phil Chicola, a former Chargé d’Affaires to Brazil from 2005 to 2006. Chicola discussed the […] More

Navigating the Storm

Optimism is in short supply here in Brazil and for good reason. Consumer confidence is at its lowest level in 10 years; both inflation and […] More

Structural Reform Needed

The current fiscal crisis in Brazil is the result of a long period of economic mismanagement by the Workers Party (PT).  Beginning in 2003 with […] More