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A Post-Crisis Kazakhstan: Economic and Social Transformation

... protests The deepening gap between what can be seen as economic successes and the low quality of life that a majority of the population has to endure, coupled with a super-concentration of national wealth in the hands of the elite and a resource-based economy that depends on large international companies and the situation on the world market, seem to have become the principal social and economic preconditions for the powerful protests that gripped Kazakhstan in January 2022. Following a major transformative crisis after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan banked on developing production and exports of mineral resources, reviving its economy and achieving impressive ...


Brazil: Political Crisis and Hunger for Change?

... dollars that had been illegally transferred; 400 million dollars are still frozen in Swiss banks pending the completion of the audit of Petrobras and its contractors. Economic background of corruption scandals REUTERS/Nacho Doce/Pixstream Eric Ehrmann: Protests Test Resilience of Brazil's Democracy The start of Dilma Rousseff’s second mandate has coincided with a deterioration in the economic situation characterized as stagflation. According to official data, in 2014 the economy grew by only 0.1 percent and preliminary estimates forecast a shrinking of GDP in 2015 by 1.3 percent. The expected inflation will exceed initial forecasts and its annualized rate will reach 8.23 percent (the highest rate since 2003). The exchange ...


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