BRICS Report: How will Brazil fair with new US relations under Trump?

With various developments in Brazil's socio-economic and political landscape, the BRICS Report offers analysis that gives perspective on various issues.

There is a general disenchantment with the democratic process in Brazil that is growing more and more intense.

Prof Lyal White, Gordon Institute of Business Science

On today's edition, Professor Lyal White from the Gordon Institute of Business Science sheds light on the following:

  • will Brazil's current political turmoil worsen as a result of president-elect, Donald Trump administration?
  • what does Brazil's future look like according to the International Monetary Fund?
  • is the Brazilian government appeasing protesters with a 40% increase on the Ministry of Culture's budget?

He said that Brazil and the United States are at similiar junctures in democratic processes due to increasing polarisation of society.

While the country will still contract by 3.3% in 2016, the IMF says Brazil could grow by 0.5% in 2017.

Prof Lyal White, Gordhan Institute of Business Science

Listen to the interview below for everything you need to know:

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