Fourteen predictions for Brazil in 2014
The clue is in the title (no, this is not BuzzFeed). If I am right on most of this, I will use my bragging rights until you’re sick of me. If not, well, I can always say Brazil is difficult to predict. Most of this is somehow in previous posts.
14 – Brazil will stall a free trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union. It is election year here and in 2015 it will be Argentina’s turn. Venezuela isn’t very thrilled with the idea. Uruguay and Paraguay matter too little in trade terms to do anything on their own. So no need to rush, Brazilians will argue. Unless President Dilma Rousseff sees better terms, she will keep the conversation rolling and that will be it.
13 – Economic growth will be unimpressive, but jobs and income will still be fine. Brazilians don’t care too much about growth not being…
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