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Will history forgive Brazil?

There is no nuance when it comes to choosing history’s villains; nobody will care if Brazilians really hated the Workers Party government when their major cities are under water

By Julia Blunck  

24 August 2019, Brazil: Women take part in Brazil's largest women's graffiti event "Cem Minas na Rua 2019". Some drawings refer to the burning and protection of the Amazon. Photo: Andre Lucas/PA

2009 in Brazil, and the future had arrived at last. After decades of being a country slouching toward an unfeasibly distant better tomorrow, the young democracy had got it right this time: the ruling Workers Party was both generous to the poor and friendly to the rich, capable of expanding welfare and following economic orthodoxy, pleasing both…

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