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Jeffrey W. Rubin

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Brazil Can Lead the 99 Percent to a Better Future

(1) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 12:10 PM

This post was co-written with Ann Helwege, Visiting Associate Professor of International Relations at Boston University and author of Latin America's Economy.

Protests in the streets of Brazil are showing the world that democracy and today's form of economic globalization are not compatible. The collapse of economic growth over the...

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My Unexpected Research Partner Was My Daughter

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 6:52 PM

As a professor, I'm used to knowing what I'm going to say. But when I wrote a book with my daughter, she persuaded me to go off script.

More than a decade ago, I brought her to a political meeting in the countryside of southern Brazil. Emma watched young...

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Building Democracy in Latin America

(3) Comments | Posted March 21, 2011 | 1:00 PM

On Saturday, President Obama met with business executives in Brasilia, a modernist architectural marvel, and on Sunday he visited City of God, a notorious shantytown in Rio de Janeiro. This daring juxtaposition of progress and poverty suggested a clear agenda, shared by Brazil and the United States, of fostering dynamic...

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The Roots of Brazil's Success

(2) Comments | Posted November 2, 2010 | 3:01 PM

Sunday's strong Presidential victory for Dilma Rousseff confirms Brazil's unique trajectory from military dictatorship in the 1970s to thriving democracy today. With booming exports, competitive and transparent elections, and diminishing poverty rates, Brazil appears well on the path to world power status. That Brazil's new president is a woman, ex-guerrilla,...

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