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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the optimistic forecast by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff during her New Year Day’s message to the nation, the country is expected to face economic and political challenges in 2016. With rising unemployment and inflation, Brazil has made it into Eurasia Group’s top ten risks for global investors.

“President Dilma Rousseff is fighting for her political survival, and the country’s political and economic crisis is set to worsen in 2016,” stated the international consultancy firm in a Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?