Are Warning Lights Flashing for Brazil’s Economy?

Brazil’s economy showed better performance than anticipated last year, with almost a 3% expansion. However, the outlook for 2024 is more complex due to last year’s sources of growth not expected to perform the same way. There is a debate within the Lula administration regarding public spending and government oversight in the national oil company Petrobras. This episode assesses Latin America’s largest economy from an investment perspective, delving into the politics behind recent government decisions and future expectations. The guest, Mário Braga, is a senior analyst for Brazil at Control Risks consultancy firm.

To learn more about Brazil and its current affairs, check out articles like “Fernando Haddad: Still the Odd Man Out” by Thomas Traumann, “A Balancing Act for Brazil’s Foreign Policy” by Fernanda Magnotta, “The Pioneer at the Head of Banco do Brasil” by Luiza Franco, and “The Problem-Solving Entrepreneurs in Brazil’s Favelas” by Brian Winter.

Guests on the podcast include Mário Braga as the senior analyst for Brazil at Control Risks consultancy, and the host is Brian Winter, the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly. Subscribe to The Americas Quarterly Podcast on platforms like Apple, Spotify, and Google for more insightful discussions on Brazil, its economy, politics, and future prospects. If you enjoy what you’ve read, consider subscribing to AQ for more enriching content in the future.

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