Opinion

Brazil’s odd liberalism

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This yellow duck became the symbol of a movement against federal taxes. Photo: José Cruz/ABr
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This duck became the symbol of liberalism and the fight against federal taxes. Photo: José Cruz/ABr

Liberalism has become a part of mainstream politics in Brazil. The term is evoked not only by its most fervent defenders – and detractors – but also by a large group of politicians who proclaim themselves “liberal” without actually championing liberalism. Of course,...

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