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This edition: Building Brazil



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Brazil - it's the "B" in the acronym BRICS, five emerging economies once seen as soon-to-be superpowers. After economic troubles in the 1990s, Brazil has risen to new global prominence - it's drawing in more investment, working on global issues ranging from climate change to peacekeeping, and even hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. But some of Brazil's trickiest problems - staggering income inequality, weak civic institutions, poor regional leadership - have held it back.

Guests:
Paulo Soter, Wilson Center
Shannon O'Neill, council on Foreign Relations
Ian Bremmer, President and Founder, Eurasia Group
Mark Langevin, BrazilWorks
Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society, Council of the Americas
Eric Hershberg, Director for the Center for Latin American & Lation Studies, American University
Barbara Weinstein, Professor of History, NYU
Barton Gellman, The Century Foundation
Mieke Eoyang, Director of National Security Program, Third Way