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Tropical Trump? What’s Next for Brazil Under Bolsonaro

January 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Brazil wanted change. Using the rhetoric of the far-right, Jair Bolsonaro, an unconventional politician, delivered change even before taking office. Jair Bolsonaro has been called the “Trump of the Tropics” as there are many parallels in their populist style and policies.  Both are political outsiders, both ignore the conventions of political correctness and both have turbulent relationships with the media. Now-President Bolsonaro has a tough job ahead: transforming his nationalist, pro-growth rhetoric into results. And he needs to deliver results quickly – Brazilians have a history of turning on presidents and the Congress does not shy away from impeachment.

Dr. Otaviano Canuto, Executive Director at the World Bank Group, and former State Secretary for Finance of Brazil, will share his thoughts on what the future holds for Brazil in the Bolsonaro administration.

Reception 5:30 PM | Discussion 6:15 PM


Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP
Promenade, Suite 3100 | 1230 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States


The World Affairs Council of Atlanta