Brazil

Brazil 2002. The Victory of the Da Silvas

Topic: 
Democratisation
English
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Public Alternatives
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Article
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On Monday 29 of October, the day after the victory, the leader of the Workers Party (PT) declared to the national and international press that the recent elections had meant "the triumph of Brazilian society and its democratic institutions". This is the sort of speech that every politician around the globe uses in post-electoral times, but in the case of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva it was not... Read more

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Hope Triumphed Over Fear

Topic: 
Democratisation
English
Programmes: 
Public Alternatives
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Article
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With a landslide victory the leader of the Workers' Party Luiz Inácio da Silva, commonly known as Lula, has won the presidential elections in Brazil last Sunday. With 61.3% of the vote he defeated government candidate José Serra. Brazil voted for change, despite a scare campaign by his opponent and the international financial markets insinuating that the left-wing Lula would turn the economy... Read more

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Neoliberal financial globalization: Capitalism's grave illness

English
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Article
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Once a means to economic activity, financial operations are becoming more and more an end in themselves - and will result in more and more catastrophic bubbles unless alternatives are sought.... Read more

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Quem Vai Participar do OP Quando Todas as Ruas Estiverem Pavimentadas?

Topic: 
Democratización
Spanish
Programmes: 
Alternativas Públicas
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Article
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O presente trabalho concentra-se no tema de quantidade versus qualidade da participação no Orçamento Participativo (OP).Este tema é o terceiro mencionado no texto "Rompendo Nossos Limites", no qual os autores ressaltam um argumento utilizado por alguns setores da oposição.O argumento é o seguinte:a participação no OP é t... Read more

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