You searched for: Content Type Policy Brief Remove constraint Content Type: Policy Brief Publishing Institution American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research Remove constraint Publishing Institution: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research Topic International Trade and Finance Remove constraint Topic: International Trade and Finance
- Author: Mark Falcoff
- Publication Date: 07-2004
- Content Type: Policy Brief
- Institution: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
- Abstract: When Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva was elected president of Brazil in October 2002, popular expectations nearly across the political spectrum were so enormous that he was bound to disappoint someone. Indeed, what is remarkable about the present situation in Brazil is just how popular Lula remains (60 percent approval rating) in spite of a conservative fiscal policy, a modest uptick in the unemployment figures, a willingness to expend valuable political capital on pension and tax reforms, a financial scandal involving his chief of staff, and an embarrassing threat to expel a New York Times journalist.
- Topic: International Relations, International Trade and Finance, Political Economy
- Political Geography: New York, Brazil, South America, Central America