Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Brazilian Autophagy

Writing at The American Interest of which he is Editor-at-Large, Walter Russell Mead looks at the current state of political upheaval in Brazil. Having impeached and ousted one president - Dilma Rousseff - Brazilians are now looking closely at the questionable behavior of her replacement - Michel Temer.
The leadership crisis is both an internal problem for Brazil—where important reforms to its destructive pension system may well fail thanks to the latest Presidential scandal—as well as an international issue.

The political class in Brazil is rotten to the core. (snip) More and more Brazilians are sick of it.
Historically when this has happened, the Brazilian military has stepped in to prevent anarchy. Alternating kleptocracy and military coups have characterized much of Latin America.