Brazil at a Crossroads

Juliana BarbassaWhen a center-left government took over Brazil in 2003, their policies helped spark a surge in growth and development, the rise of a high-consumption middle class, a spike in housing prices that put Rio de Janeiro almost on par with what we’re going through in the Bay Area. They also won a bid to host the 2016 Olympics –an undertaking that is now bringing to a head all the contradictions of Brazil’s growth.


Juliana Barbassa, former Rio De Janeiro correspondent for the Associated Press; now author of Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink

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