July 13, 2014

Brazil's Dilma Down, but Not Out

Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

The Associated Press

If Rousseff’s chances to win reelection were of 60 or 70 percent before last week’s soccer debacle, I would put them at 51 percent now. It’s going to be a much tighter election than it looked before the World Cup, but — for now — I still expect her to win by a hair, for the four above-stated reasons.

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