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Brazil’s So-Called ‘Racial Democracy’: Beneath the Illusive ‘Progressive Rug’

Brazil’s So-Called ‘Racial Democracy’: Beneath the Illusive ‘Progressive Rug’

Dilma Rousseff’s (PT) victory over centre-right candidate José Serra (PSDB) last October transformed Lula’s former Chief of Staff into the first female President in Brazil’s history. It is fair to say that Rousseff’s victory gained ample international media attention for two central reasons: first, the “economic marvel” of Brazil’s ...

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Lucas G. Pinheiro
Lucas G. Pinheiro

Lucas Guimarães Pinheiro is a Foreign Policy Association blogger on Brazil. Lucas was born in São Paulo and holds a BA from the University of British Columbia and a Masters from the University of Cambridge. Lucas has worked as a Research Assistant, served as President of Journalists for Human Rights, and spent a year studying political science at Sciences-Po, Paris. Lucas's chief interests in Brazilian politics relate mostly to questions of gender, race, sexuality, and economic inequality.

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