Brazil Weekly

Understanding Brazil’s crisis of representation

This week’s issue: the most important facts of the week. Latinobarómetro: Understanding Brazil’s crisis of representation.

The week in review

  • BRL against USD. The U.S. Dollar lost steam on Friday, dropping by over 2% and closing the day at the BRL 3.70 mark. On Thursday, when the USD approach the BRL 3.80 mark, the Central Bank announced it could burn an additional USD 10bn in swap contracts to hold down the USD.
  • 2018 Election (1). Center-left presidential candidate Ciro Gomes will probably choose steelmaking tycoon Benjamin Steinbruch as his running mate in October. Steinbruch left the Conselhão, a group of businessmen...
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