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Is Brazil entering a new phase in foreign affairs under Dilma Rousseff?

Burton, Guy (2012) Is Brazil entering a new phase in foreign affairs under Dilma Rousseff? International Affairs at LSE (19 Jan 2012). Website.

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A year ago Dilma Rousseff took office as Brazil’s first female president. The focus of her first year was largely on domestic issues, including the introduction and extension of new and existing social programmes, tight fiscal control of the economy following a brief surge of inflation in the first couple of months of her presidency and the maintenance of a strong majority within Congress. At the same time, she saw seven of her ministers forced to resign as a result of various scandals. However, their falls did not affect her personal reputation, which remained favourable by the end of last year, at over 70%. In large part this reflected her status as the handpicked successor of her predecessor, Lula, who left office on similarly high approval ratings. His eight years (2003-10) were marked by economic growth and increasing social equality through redistributive social programmes.

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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author(s)
Divisions: International History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 10:07
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:55

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