Operation Carwash

Lula Prepares for a Political Comeback in Brazil

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Delayed four years by Lava Jato, will a Lula-Bolsonaro presidential contest be a case of better late than never?

Magical Thinking Won’t Solve Systemic Graft in Latin America

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Peru’s troubles show how magical thinking won’t cure Latin America’s corruption challenges.

Bolsonaro’s Lead Widens in Brazil Run-off Polls

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If recent polls are to be believed, Brazilians will elect an anti-establishment firebrand as president on October 28.

Brazil Election Second Round Bill: ‘Trump of the Tropics’ vs ‘Heir Haddad’

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While it might seem like a political tsunami from the outside, the most likely economic policy outcomes from Brazil’s second round of presidential voting are relatively tame.

Brazil Election: A Watershed Moment for Latin America’s Right

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Brazil’s election upcoming general election is wide open, and its result could be make-or-break for the continent’s right-wing resurgence.

Brazil Supreme Court Upholds Lula’s Jail Time

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Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s political career looks to be finished, with major consequences for Brazil’s upcoming general election in 2018.

Operation Carwash: Lula’s Presidential Hopes Dealt a New Blow

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Brazil’s Operation Carwash has caught some big fish so far, but none so big as former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who saw his corruption conviction upheld earlier this week.

President Temer’s Economic Reform Agenda in Brazil

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Taking stock of President Temer’s economic reforms as Brazil nears the end of its long recession.

Reforms Hang in the Balance as Temer Braces for a Supreme Court Ruling in Brazil

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Brazilians will soon know whether to expect a new round of economic reforms, or a new political vacuum at the highest levels of the republic.

Global Forecast (06-29-2017)


Venezuela’s political crisis lurches toward violence, another prominent Brazilian politician gets Car Washed, and a wealth of geopolitical subtexts at the upcoming G20 summit.

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