18.02.2020 | Bolsonaro controversies mask economic progress in Brazil

Investors welcome the Brazilian president’s ambitious reform programme but worry about his apparent disdain for the environment.

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Just over a year into his term in office, far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s illiberal views have continued to fuel controversy – yet his economic policies appear to be bearing fruit. Latin America’s largest economy, long in the doldrums, has witnessed a surge in foreign direct investment despite mounting investor concern over Bolsonaro’s environmental track record.