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Brazil's Economic Rise and Fall in Charts Underlines Temer's Tough Task

A timeline of Brazilian economic data shows how much the nation's situation has soured

As Dilma Rousseff steps aside from Brazil's presidency and Michel Temer ascends to the post, it's a moment of reckoning for a nation that's in the throes of recession, high inflation and a near-record budget deficit.

The charts below detail the road that led Brazil into its economic predicament — and show that Temer's administration would have to oversee a major comeback for Brazil to recapture its former prosperity.