Brazil teeters on a knife-edge as World Cup approaches

Otmane El Rhazi from Macro feed.

Brazil’s looming feast of football next month and its Olympic celebration in 2016 should not disguise the fundamental problems underlying the economy and society, laid bare in a new book by journalist Michael Reed. Dominic Elliott says Brazil’s leaders need to take note of Reed’s thesis that only a return to the broad liberal consensus that dominated from 1994 to 2006 will help end a dysfunctional political system and start the long road towards reducing massive inequality.

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