Brazil: a light at the end of the tunnel?

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Date: Thursday 1 December 2016

Time: 08:00 - 10:00

The tumultuous political and economic events of the past months have highlighted a number of deep-rooted problems in Brazil’s polity and economy, including corruption, governance, governability and economic mismanagement. What is the new government doing to address these problems and how likely is it to succeed? And, what are the prospects for the 2018 election? The talk will address these questions within the context of short-term developments and long-term trends in Brazil’s politics and economy.

The breakfast briefing will address:

  • The root causes of the recent political crisis.
  • The strength and weaknesses of the Temer administration.
  • The priorities for the economy.
  • Prospects for political reform.
  • The recent municipal elections and the 2018 presidential election.


Francisco Panizza is Professor in Latin American and Comparative Politics in the Department of Government of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has written extensively about contemporary developments in Latin American politics, particularly on the countries of the Southern Cone. He has followed Brazilian politics for the past 30 years. He is a frequent contributor to major international news networks including the BBC, CNN and Sky News.