Opinion, by Michael Royster
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 2014 Brazilian elections are done and dusted: Marina Silva will be the next President of Brazil. Four crucial things happened last week: (1) both IBOPE and DataFolha polls showed her winning a run-off election against Dilma; (2) she came across as a very decided person in the first televised debate; (3) she announced a quite reasonable economic plan, emphasizing environmental alternatives; and (4) Brazil formally entered a recession after two successive quarters showed GDP contracting.
Analysts have attributed her dramatic rise in popularity to her appeal to: (1) disaffected voters . . .