There is new evidence that, despite President
The report, written by
While trade accounted for 29 percent of
What's worse, while
The share of high-technology exports fell from 10.4 percent of
In other words,
Over the past decade,
Among the reasons behind
"The Brazilian government is very conscious of these issues, and is moving to correct them," Canuto, the report's lead author, told me in a telephone interview.
"But it must act fast, because the growth factors that worked well for the country in recent years have exhausted themselves. World commodity prices will not keep growing as they have in the past 10 years," he added.
Other economists see a brighter picture, stressing that
Also, unlike most of its neighbors,
My opinion: I'm a great fan of Rousseff's anti-corruption campaign, and of her moves to internationalize
In almost every aspect - except its foreign policy, which remains too friendly with some of the world's worst dictatorships -
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