BRAZIL

INTRO

Since Brazil’s transition into a democratic nation in 1988, Brazil has faced social and economic woes. After years of recession and high rates of unemployment, Brazil’s economy is only now beginning to recover. Political corruption in Brazil is far reaching and because of it, there is a lack of real change in the nation. The crimes and violence rates continue to be some of the highest in the world and the deforestation efforts are only increasing. Amidst those issues, social problems also continue to persist since the election of the far right populist Jair Bolsonaro into office. Bolsonaro was elected on his strong anti-corruption and anti-crime stances but has had a past in racist, misogynistic, homophobic, and anti-democratic rhetoric. Beyond all the issues that Brazil faces though, the people of Brazil remain hopeful and have faith in the improvement of their nation and continue to protest against the corruption, inequality, and lack of real change that the people of Brazil face every day.

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