This week on Explaining Brazil, The Brazilian Report’s weekly podcast, our journalists are tackling a tough subject: the sustainability of Brazil’s slow return to economic growth. With the recent revelations of efforts to cover up salmonella-tinged meat exports and Donald Trump’s trade restrictions, Brazil’s export-heavy economy has taken yet another hit this past week.
Despite the federal government’s expectations of a 3 percent GDP growth for 2018, the OECD says that isolationist policies and trade barriers – plus market demands for a pension reform that seems increasingly unlikely – may continue to obstruct Brazil’s economic growth.
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Gustavo Ribeiro has extensive experience covering Brazilian politics and international affairs. His work has been featured across Brazilian and French media outlets, including Veja, Época, Folha de São Paulo, Médiapart and Radio France Internationale. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Abril Prize for outstanding political journalism. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science and Latin American studies from Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris.
Ciara Long is a freelance journalist based in Rio de Janeiro and a contributing writer for The Brazilian Report. Her work has been featured in PRI, CBC News and World Politics Review, among others.