Braga Ruy

by Ruy Braga, University of São Paulo, Brazil and Member of ISA Research Committee on Labor Movements (RC44). In general, analyses of Brazil’s current political and economic crisis emphasize the economic policy “errors” of the government, inherited by President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party (PT) from her predecessor, Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva. While […]

by Ruy Braga, University of São Paulo, Brazil and Board Member of Research Committee on Labor Movements (RC44) and Ricardo Antunes, State University of Campinas, Brazil June 2013 will go down in the history of social uprisings in Brazil. Beginning on June 6 with a march in São Paulo, which attracted about 2,000 people in […]

by Ruy Braga, University of Sao Paulo Despite the unexpected competition in the runoff, Dilma Rousseff’s (PT – Workers Party) victory, with around a 12 million vote margin, over Jose Serra (PSDB – Brazilian Social Democracy Party) in the Oct. 31st Brazilian Presidential elections demonstrated the current administration’s political hegemony. Supported by a wide margin […]