Post Tagged with: "Brazil"

Global Corruption, Global Protests: The Odds of Success Against the System

Global Corruption, Global Protests: The Odds of Success Against the System

Global mass public protests are a milestone in the ‘war on corruption’. However, they face entrenched networks of interests, which need to recognise that reform is key to their personal survival.

Latin America’s International Projection: Trends and Trajectories for 2012

Latin America’s International Projection: Trends and Trajectories for 2012

Three trends are likely to characterise the global projection of Latin America in 2012: the rise of Brazil; the mushrooming of projects supposedly aimed at promoting Latin American unity; and summitry with the US, the EU, and China.

Why BRICS Matters

Why BRICS Matters

Western commentators often dismiss BRICS as an acronym in search of an identity. Yet, as BRICS becomes increasingly institutionalized it is changing global discourse.

Brazil: Growing Pains of an Emerging Power

Brazil: Growing Pains of an Emerging Power

Much has been written about Brazil’s successful trajectory from emerging economy to emerging giant. Less attention has been given to the remaining challenges which need to be addressed.

Brazil’s Mercosur Economic Strategy: From Destiny to Impairment

Brazil’s Mercosur Economic Strategy: From Destiny to Impairment

Today, Mercosur is more of a dysfunctional set of rules, decision-making procedures and abstract principles rather than a well-functioning case of open regionalism. Mercosur’s inoperativeness condemns its member countries to remain relatively isolated from the dynamic developments taking place in the global economy.

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