On June 28 2021, CIPÓ Executive Director Adriana Abdenur spoke in the event “Brazil in the age of Bolsonaro”, promoted by the British think-tank Chatham House, which discussed Brazil’s political evolution, economic recovery, and the 2022 presidential elections.
Whether over matters of COVID-19 infection rates, environmental concerns, or political polarization, Brazil has become a focus in the news of late. Against this background, the debate revolved around two main questions:
- What explains the seeming political and policy upheaval in a country that a short decade ago was hailed as rising global power?
- What are the implications for the 2022 presidential elections and Brazil’s economic growth?
- Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Plataforma CIPÓ; Member, UN Committee on Development Policy
- Richard Lapper (author of the book “Beef, Bible and Bullets: Brazil in the Age of Bolsonaro” and Associate Member of Chatham House’s US and Americas Program)
- Armínio Fraga (Former President of the Central Bank of Brazil, between 1999 and 2002).