My internship work thus far has revolved entirely around understanding the complicated structure of the Brazilian government, the many challenges facing said system, and its overall effect on foreign investment in the country.
This past week was monumental in that President Temer was formally accused of corruption. Although many analysts doubt that Temer will be removed from office, a certain faction of the population has had enough. A nationwide strike was called for this past Friday, June 30th, along with several protests. Although the strikes and protests were not as large as initially planned, it caused enough disruption that I had to walk halfway home from work because Avenida Paulista was shut down. I was able to capture some of the protests – which I should mention – were peaceful.
I could go on to write pages and pages each week on the development of the corruption scandals…
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