2013-06-27 Brazil's economy
    2013-06-27 15:00:32     CRIENGLISH.com       Web Editor: Wuyou
Panel discussion:
Brazil has very much been in the news this past fortnight with social unrests and widespread protests aimed at the government of President Dilma Roussef. The initial spark came via a seemingly miniscule rise in bus fares-half a yuan-which quickly snowballed into nationwide protests against social deprivation, the rich-poor divide, corruption in the government and the political elite, and crucially, the spiralling cost over World Cup venues which are scheduled to be used this time next year, when the five week tournament takes place up and down Brazil.
-Jiang Shixue, Vice President of the Chinese Association of Latin American Studies
-Paulo Sotero,Director, Brazil Institute,Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
-Carlos Pio, Prof. of International Political Economy at the University of Brasilia

 


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