By Raúl Zibechi,Ramor Ryan
In the midst of a quickly moving worldwide economic climate, Brazil has emerged as a strong new participant at the geopolitical degree. opposed to all odds, the Latin American country controlled, in exactly 3 years, to pay off a 2002 $15.5 billion IMF bailout personal loan because of competitive financial restructuring and a sequence of alliances that experience positioned it on the heart of political and fiscal strength within the region.
From the surface, Brazil is a poster baby for neoliberal capitalism. but contained in the state, the lives of the Brazilian individuals are nonetheless marked through mammoth inequities in wealth and entry to social services--a extraordinary disparity with the nation's newfound strength within the international financial system. In June of 2013, protests opposed to the expanding expenses of public transportation swelled to mass demonstrations opposed to the Rousseff government's failure to handle this disparity, major many to wonder if the preferred pursuits in Brazil will be simply strong sufficient to shift the nation's impression in the direction of a totally new monetary version dependent in neighborhood integration.
The New Brazil explores this disparity. Will the country function the glue that holds jointly the Latin American states, distancing themselves from the neoliberalism of the USA and Canada? Or will Brazil easily develop into one other global superpower, capable of topic the remainder of Latin American to its will? in simple terms time will tell.
Raul Zibechi is a journalist and social-movement analyst established in Montevideo, Uruguay. he's the writer of various books together with Dispersing Power and Territories in Resistance, either released by means of AK Press.