The magic moment
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Chapter 3 looks at the impressive economic achievements of Brazil under President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, particularly in the midst of the 2008–09 global financial crisis that Brazil weathered well. The decade to 2010 saw Lula surprise many with an openness to capital, and an export boom particularly to China meant economic stability as the reward. New approaches to social policy, a wave of job creation and the expansion of credit lifted millions of Brazilians out of poverty, creating a new consumer class.

Beef, Bible and Bullets

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