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The Man Who Can Save Brazil

To rescue Brazil's economy and her presidency, Dilma Rousseff needs to back her new finance minister to the hilt.

Let Scissorhands loose.

Photographer: Wenderson Araujo/AFP/Getty Images

A million-plus protesters in the streets and a 13 percent approval rating tend to concentrate a politician's mind. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's proposed anti-corruption legislation will help her contain the damage of a bribery and kickback investigation, but a better response would be simply to get out of the way of Brazil's finance minister, Joaquim Levy.

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