Once a Pioneer in Fighting Poverty, Brazil Is Backsliding Under Austerity

A demonstrator carries a poster that reads “More Motherland, Less Temer,” during a protest after an Independence Day military parade, Brasilia, Sept. 7, 2017 (AP photo by Eraldo Peres).
A demonstrator carries a poster that reads “More Motherland, Less Temer,” during a protest after an Independence Day military parade, Brasilia, Sept. 7, 2017 (AP photo by Eraldo Peres).
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