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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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Terror in the Philippines

The Philippine president cut short his Russia trip to deal with a terrorist outbreak at home.

The Nork's Nukes

As North Korea’s missile progress proceeds apace, the U.S. is coming ever closer to a binary choice: war with North Korea or acceptance of its deterrent.

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A state-run insurance system would cost more than California spends on all other public services—education, police, pensions, and more—combined.

Energy Innovation

How close are renewables to a shale-like boom?

Department of Can-Kicking

So much for a breakthrough.

The Noose Tightens

As Putin heads to meet French President Emanuel Macron next week, his security services are interrogating a celebrated Cannes-winning director in Moscow.

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