Brian Winter: Rio's Post Olympic Games

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World Affairs Council of Greater Houston says
When President Rousseff assumed office in 2011, Brazil was regarded as Latin America's best example of economic success and social development. Today, President Rousseff's impeachment and the political downslide that the country is facing have placed the nation in jeopardy of an economic failure. This political turmoil is also shaking the progress that the country has made over the past decade. This progress includes the enactment of programs and policies that enhanced the national growth, monitored inflation and debt, reduced poverty and inequality as well as widely expanded Brazil's middle class. This summer, Brazil will host the upcoming Olympic Games, and will find itself at the center of international news, bringing even more attention to the country's economic and political turmoil.

What is the political outlook for the current government under President Temer? Who will be his potential successors in 2018? How will Brazil's international image appear following the Olympics?

To answer these questions, the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston is hosting Brian Winter, a Reuters correspondent regarded as a leading expert on Latin America. Within one decade, he was based in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City. Winter has authored and co-authored four books on Latin America, including: The Accidental President of Brazil, co-authored with former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, and Why Soccer Matters, a New York Times bestseller which he wrote with Brazilian soccer legend Pelé.

Born in Texas, Winter is Editor-in-Chief of Americas Quarterly magazine and the Vice-President for Policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. A best-selling author, columnist, and analyst, Winter is also a frequently-consulted speaker for international media, events, and conferences.

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By: World Affairs Council of Greater Houston

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