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Brazil's Economic And Political Future
Brazil's Economic And Political Future
By Julian M. Chacel, Pamela S. Falk and David V. Fleischer
Westview Press, 1988, 287 pp

Twenty-six brief chapters on contemporary Brazil, two-thirds of them by Brazilians, provide an illuminating composite picture by focusing on the role of political parties, the military, the church and women in politics, and by examining Brazil's economic problems and potential from a variety of angles. Although several essays seem ephemeral and perhaps superfluous, this is a useful and reasonably up-to-date collection on an important country.