Tweet September 25, By Theotonio Dos Santos, Brazilian author of numerous books and articles on imperialism and dependency, who is now associated with the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. The strategy for economic growth adopted by Brazil after the military coup has been widely acclaimed by the multinational corporations and certain economists. Representatives of multinational corporations and international development agencies as well as U. Insofar as it represents a "pure" model of dependent capitalist development in a relatively advanced stage of industrialization, the Brazilian experience has in fact a theoretical importance which transcends the country's borders and explains the enormous publicity apparatus that surrounds it.
Twenty years later, inthis rate dropped to 2. These were very important reforms. The country was becoming richer, but this growth was not reflected in most sections of the population. According to economist Enriquez Garcia, salary policies in the military period were not aimed at granting salary rises beyond production earnings.
Rather, they would only adjust salaries according to previous inflation rates. Economic miracleArquivo Nacional Inhowever, the country starts to face the dire consequences of the oil crisis as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC caused prices to skyrocket.
Oil spending increased the external debt and as a result made the Brazilian economy weaker. The dictatorship in Brazil lasted a little longer than 21 years. In this period, the government tried to take on an appearance of democracy in an effort to legitimize itself by allowing the existence of two parties.
The opposition party, however was never able to win parliamentary elections, the only kind permitted — rules were changed whenever there was a risk of electoral defeat.
The great tragedy was the creation of this concept of 'democracy' favorable to the coup. Parties were abolished and electoral rules altered through the institution of indirect elections for president, governor and mayor in the main cities of the country.
And, availing himself of institutional acts and constitutional amendments, he dissolved civil associations, made strikes illegal and revoked the licenses of a number of political leaders, like former president Juscelino Kubitschek.
Exerting constant pressure on Congress, which was already hemmed in by the fear of exceptional measures, the government managed to launch repressive measures, like the law that prohibited candidates who for some reason were not approved of by the military from participating in the elections.
Protester is attacked by the policeArquivo Nacional.The Economic “Miracle” One of the major projects for economic growth in Brazil in the s, the Transamazon Highway was meant to connect the Northeast region of the country, suffering from a drought and generally less developed than the south, to unsettled land within the Amazon Rainforest where northeasterners could settle.
Referred to as “economic miracle”, Brazil's significant growth in economy in the late 's and early 's was conspicuous. However, the country did not manage to distribute evenly the.
One successful sector of Brazil’s economy that appears to be drawing in FDI is the automobile industry, whereby Volkswagen, Toyota, and Renault are making plans to increase foreign production in Brazil, with Hyundai and Chevy looking to invest regionally.
 “Brazil as an emerging economy: a new economic miracle?”. The Economic “Miracle” One of the major projects for economic growth in Brazil in the s, the Transamazon Highway was meant to connect the Northeast region of the country, suffering from a drought and generally less developed than the south, to unsettled land within the Amazon Rainforest where northeasterners could settle.
Jul 17, · Such comments are new to Brazil where faith in the future and conviction in the country's destiny were part of the national character.
It was a country with boundless aspirations, matched only by. Brazil: Unmasking The Miracle. Tweet. FOOTNOTES BRAZIL ECONOMIC MIRACLE I. The most complete factual analysis of Brazilian indus- trialization is found in Werner Baer's Industrialization and Economic Development in Brazil, Yale Univ.
Press, Data for were taken from the annual survey of the economy by the Economics Department.