Brazil Weekly


A year into her term, Ms Rousseff’s administration is firmer in its principles, more technocratic, more personally loyal, and far more female than was Lula’s. It remains to be seen whether those changes will make her more able than Lula was to push through the structural reforms Brazil needs (The Economist).

President Dilma Rousseff plans to freeze 55 billion reais ($32 billion) in budget spending in 2012, officials said, as part of an annual fiscal exercise designed to limit inflation and signal the government’s commitment to austerity. Most investors anticipated a freeze of roughly 50 billion reais. The total government budget in Brazil this year is expected to be about 1.5 trillion reais (Reuters).

Brazil’s education system will be critical in improving the country’s stark inequalities, and last week it was announced that 600,000 tablet computers would be handed out to public school teachers at…

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