In order to understand the current political situation in Brazil, it is important to take a look back at what has happened in the last 25 years. In this blog post, we will explore the truth about Brazilian politics over the past few decades. We will dispel some of the myths that have been circulated online, and provide an accurate portrayal of what has really taken place in Brazil.
Brazil has always been a volatile country politically. In the last 25 years, there have been a number of different presidents, all with their own agendas. Some of these presidents were more successful than others, but all of them left their mark on the country in one way or another.
Back in 1995, Brazil had huge inflation, the amount of money you have in the morning might be depreciated by the evening, that was the inflation size in Brazil back then. The government tried to control it by issuing a new currency, the Real. trough a URV kind of inflation index, that worked well and helped the economy reshape, and the country was motivated to grow, at the same time public companies losing money, turned into private profitable companies, like Vale, and Embratel.
Then new elections came, and a left-wing PT took the office while the country was in ascending economical direction, having lots of programs born into the previous government, the left-wing got the credit for all and remain in the office just spending without any program or innovation during 14 years. it was 14 years of stagnation, the left wing was lending money to Venezuela, Cuba, Angola, and others, without any control, and the government was covered in corruption scandals and issues. Until the car wash scandal revealed how some members of the party were using their positions of power to enrich themselves.
This led to the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff (Left Wing) in 2016, and the rise to power of her successor, Michel Temer. Temer’s presidency has been marked by controversy and allegations of corruption, but he has managed to keep the country afloat during difficult times.
Brazil is a giant hibernating, and the people were tired of 14 years without progress in 2018 choose Bolsonaro to be the president who was stabbed in the stomach before the election and almost died, which gave him even more sympathy from the voters.
Bolsonaro took the office full of challenges, plus a domestic media playing against his work, he eliminated the corruption away from the government, and today the country is one of the cleanest governments Brazil ever had, but he’s still being targeted by the media and some countries.
Also, he created the PIX a very advanced banking payment system solution that reduced lot of revenues of banks. and proposed several reforms. That Congress is not approving because they don’t have the numbers to approve, but he’s doing everything by decree, which sometimes works and sometimes not. The country is back on track, but a lot of people are still unhappy because they were used to living on the government and now they have to work for a living.
Bolsonaro has one most notorious world economists to handle the economical challenges, who is turning Brazil into a vanguard in macroeconomic strategies Mr. Paulo Guedes, who always acts in advance, while the world is working to control inflation, Brazil has a deflation.
Bolsonaro is extremely criticized by the environmentalists who never visit the Amazon and who don’t know that in Brazil, if you have farmland you can touch only 20% of it, while here in the USA we can touch all, except wetlands. International groups know that Amazon is full of gold and rare earth metals, and large production of those items might impact the performance of African and Australian organizations financed by Europeans, Chile is known for copper, but Chilean copper has a max 3% copper in nature, while in Brazil the copper can reach copper 35% in nature, that shows the power and quality of minerals in Brazil, financed by international competitors environmentalists try to create chaos in the Brazilian environmental agencies to delay projects and reduce the performance of new players in the market.
So groups against Bolsonaro try to attack his weakness and convince the electors that his opponents have better numbers in the votes pre-election polls and by that convince the less informed to vote for the who shows the best results. the problem is that the interface between the question and the answer is not neutral. it is a paid individual who is doing what he is told to do
The pre-election polls is a psychological motivator for the less educated and can be used as a manipulation tool, the solution for the future might be to regulate it, making it voluntary only, by online polls, and participation through authentication. This way only those who really want to participate will do so, and we can avoid the forced participation by people who are being paid to answer.
The truth is that no one really knows what will happen in the next election, but Bolsonaro has shown that he is a fighter and he doesn’t give up easily. He has made progress in his four years in office, and he is likely to continue working hard to make Brazil a better place for all its citizens.
The next election is scheduled for 2022, and it will be interesting to see how Bolsonaro fares against his opponents. Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure: Bolsonaro is not afraid to fight for what he believes in, and he will continue to work hard to improve Brazil for all its citizens.
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