Addressing inequality will be a long struggle in brazil julia e sweig is the nelson and david rockefeller senior fellow for latin america studies and the director for latin america studies at the council on foreign relations. Economic inequality in brazil inspired the implementation of the brazil without misery program, which aimed to eradicate poverty by 2014.
The inequality in brazil transcends income and brings awareness to the even larger issue of racial segregation the south american country does not have adequate legislation to address how its history of slavery has led to a legacy of economic inequality along racial lines.
Brazil has a history of economic inequality that has traditionally ranked the country among the most unequal in the world brazil continues to have above average economic inequality and will face. Brazil poverty rates have halved over the last two decades, lifting 28 million people out of extreme poverty and allowing 36 million to enter the middle class. Brazil has a history of economic inequality that has traditionally ranked the country among the most unequal in the world brazil continues to have above average economic inequality and will face segments of poverty for years to come higher than average income inequality will remain for the foreseeable future.
Economic inequality in brazil has reached extreme levels, despite being one of largest economies in the world the last decades have seen incredible progress across brazil the country has been able to reduce inequality, taking millions of people out of poverty and thereby raising the base of the social pyramid.
Like many countries in latin america, brazil has had some success in reducing poverty and inequality over the last two decades – in contrast to the global trend of widening gaps between rich and poor, which has become a growing concern since the financial crisis.
If brazil’s inequality shocks the conscience, we must recognize that, as a global human community, we are all brazil corruption is almost an expected part of business and political deals in brazil, and eike, though often portrayed as an “american-style”, “self-made” entrepreneur, was in no way exceptional. Economic inequality in brazil as the curtain of the world cup comes down, the fever and enthusiasm for soccer are going to be put aside for a while in addition to hosting a seemingly successful world cup, brazil is facing numerous social issues such as economic inequality.