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Brazil's Political Outlook: The Emerging Tensions of Dilma's Second Term

Matthew Taylor

Brazil Institute Fellow Matthew Taylor analyzes the burdens that President Dilma Rousseff must overcome in her second term as head of state.

Brazil Institute Fellow Matthew Taylor analyzes the burdens that President Dilma Rousseff must overcome in her second term as head of state. In this comprehensive piece, Taylor draws from the recent discussions held at the Wilson Center on February 10th and 11th. He examines Rousseff's situation from the beginning of her arduous reelection campaign to the recent Petrobras scandal and political dissention. 

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Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor

Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University, and former Brazil Institute Fellow
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Brazil Institute

Since its founding in 2006, the Brazil Institute has served as a highly respected and credible source of research and debate on key issues of bilateral concern between Brazil and the United States. The primary role of the Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—is to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in the public and private sectors, as well as in academia and between citizens.  Read more