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  •  IMHO, A leftist government can only go so far (4+ / 0-)
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    in Brazil. Sooner or later someone will have to address the generalized corruption that's been plaguing the country for so long. It's an extremely tough nut to crack, given that every branch of the government has historically been involved in it.

    “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” Terry Pratchett

    by 420 forever on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 08:47:03 AM PDT

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    •  I think it's being addressed pretty well. (3+ / 0-)
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      Direct cash transfers to the poor, instead of complicated programs to put specific goods and services into their hands mediated by the government, have greatly reduced graft and clientelism.  It's so effective that India is looking at imitating the program.

      You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

      by Rich in PA on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 02:12:47 PM PDT

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      •  I think on that aspect the brazilian gov't has (0+ / 0-)

        been doing pretty well. There's no doubt that Brazil is way better off after Lula took over as President. What I meant is that Brazil has some issues that transcend the left / right debate, and need to be tackled at some point - especially the appalling Judiciary - slow, ineffective, corrupt, expensive, bureaucratic, not surprisingly extremely lenient when it comes to white collar crime. Widespread corruption is also a problem, and it works as a huge black hole for taxpayer money.

        “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” Terry Pratchett

        by 420 forever on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 02:41:13 PM PDT

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