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Brazil did not provide a job guarantee, but it did embark on an ambitious import substitution program regarding oil. The environmental impact of the drive to develop ethanol as fuel (deforestation of the Amazon basin for sugar cane cultivation) is another story...

The Euro will outlivebury us all --- Jean-Claude Juncker
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun May 5th, 2013 at 04:32:50 PM EST
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Actually, the Basin is the story.  Its ruthless exploitation is what got Brazil off the ground, and as Brazil has not really put anything in place to replace, the limits of that resource put Brazil on a collision course with itself.
by rifek on Fri May 10th, 2013 at 11:19:39 AM EST
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