By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rising inflation and plunging economic growth have been major concerns for Brazilians this election year. According to government data, Brazil’s GDP has gone from a growth of 7.5 percent per year in 2010 to forecasts of 0.7 percent in 2014, and Brazil’s Central Bank forecasts that this year inflation will reach 6.4 percent, just below the maximum target rate of 6.5 percent per year.
In this scenario of economic instability, top presidential candidates hurry to explain to voters the economic plans and programs they . . .