Michel Temer has wanted to be President for years and now has the chance to rule the country. But with a destroyed economy and shadows of “golpism” hovering over his mandate, he is up for a bumpy ride.
When Brazil won the bid to host the Olympic Games, it was a flourishing country. It was 2009, Lula da Silva led the country with a solid consensus, the economy was blossoming and the poverty rate declining. The Olympics were meant to be the celebration of a fast developing country, which had finally found its place among the biggest players in the political arena. Yet, in less than 7 years the Games are just a shining veil over a collapsing nation.