Brazil's President Is Running Scared

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, who is running for re-election in October, is starting to look desperate.
You think I'm up here for my health? I'm running for re-election.                            Photographer: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, who is running for re-election in October, is starting to look desperate. Her approval ratings show why: at 37 percent they're near the lowest since she was elected in 2010. Rousseff's electoral bread-and-circus tactics suggest the brand of paternalistic politics Brazil can expect if she wins again.

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