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Fall of the BRICS
Fall of the BRICS
Brazil’s Ruling Coalition Collapses

It’s a big blow to President Rousseff, whose demise mirrors that of Brazil’s economy, the BRICS, and Latin Lefty movements across the continent.

Fall of the BRICS
The Collapse of Brazil’s Economy

With Brazil in crisis, Latin America could make more news in 2016 than it has in some time. Foreign investors, portfolio managers, and diplomats need to be on the alert: Storm warnings are up in Latin America.

Fall of the BRICS
Dilma's Dilemma

In just a year public disapproval of Brazil’s government and of President Dilma Rousseff’s performance has skyrocketed. The Latin American socialist left just can’t catch a break.

Fall of the BRICS
The Country of The Future Still Stuck in the Present

Once again, Brazil seems to have missed an historic opportunity to transform itself and leap into the front rank of world economies. The FT reports that Brazil just had its worst quarterly slowdown in five years, its GDP is shrinking, and investment is drying up. Yet he finance minister did his best to shift the blame by talking about the global economy.

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Security of Supply

Not much, it turns out.

fighting the future

Some creative Italians have found a way to beat their country’s job-destroying Euro woes—and the powers that be have immediately organized to crush it.

the Supremes

A nuclear response would be necessary to save the Supreme Court as an institution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

More wages from Obama’s vaunted Pivot to Asia.

Golden State Blues

California’s high-end housing market is one of the most attractive for America’s rich. The market for starter homes? Not so much.

good causes & bad advocates

The organization’s reckless and misleading use of its imprimatur is poisonous for public debate.

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