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AQ Podcast: Warning Lights for Brazil’s Economy?

What to expect from Latin America’s largest economy in 2024
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Brazil’s economy performed better than expected last year, expanding almost 3%. But in 2024 the outlook is more complex, as last year’s sources of growth are not expected to perform in the same way. There is also a tug of war inside the Lula administration about public spending and government oversight in national oil company Petrobras. In this episode we assess Latin America’s largest economy from an investment perspective and look at the politics behind recent government decisions and what is to come. Our guest is Mário Braga, a senior analyst for Brazil at Control Risks consultancy firm.

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Mário Braga is senior analyst for Brazil at Control Risks consultancy


Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly

If you would like to know more:

Fernando Haddad: Still the Odd Man Out by Thomas Traumann

A Balancing Act for Brazil’s Foreign Policy by Fernanda Magnotta

The Pioneer at the Head of Banco do Brasil by Luiza Franco

The Problem-Solving Entrepreneurs in Brazil’s Favelas by Brian Winter

Tags: AQ Podcast, Brazil, Brazil Congress, Brazil. President Lula da Silva, Economy, Fernando Haddad, industrial policy, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Petrobas
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