"The crisis arose out of Brazil's populist economic model; to resolve it, that model needs to change. Under Brazil’s economic system, first enshrined by Rousseff's predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the state distributes wealth to rich and poor Brazilians alike—in the form of subsidies and social services—to secure public favor in elections. After years of extravagant public spending and easy credit, that model is no longer sustainable. The public is also increasingly suspicious of it, given recent revelations of high-level corruption in the country’s public sector."
por Juan de Onis para Foreign Affairs