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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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A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.

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