According to the
But the latest headlines from
Martinelli's approval rate has dropped from nearly 80 percent when he took office to 44 percent today, according to a new Dichter @Neira poll. There are signs of growing social protests, such as a rare strike of
Critics say Martinelli is a right-wing populist who is buying people's allegiance with subsidies while destroying the country's democratic institutions.
"It sounds weird, but we have a president who is a businessman, and it's the business people who are most concerned about him,"
Martinelli already controls the
Meantime, Martinelli is sending tax inspectors to critics like Eisenmann, who says his companies were slapped with a
The government sees a rosy future ahead.
Asked about the growing political polarization, de Lima said that "when you don't have serious economic problems that other countries have, like high unemployment rates, the small problems are over-blown. That's what's happening right now."
My opinion: There is probably an element of truth in what both sides are saying, but some of the things happening in
Without a clear separation of powers to keep the government honest, there will be no confidence, and fewer investments. And with bad education policies -- such as its recent decision to withdraw from the international
It's not too late. Martinelli can still prove critics wrong, and help steer
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