Brazil infrastructure: Easy does it

Brazil infrastructure: Easy does it


By Thierry Ogier and Taimur AhmadBrazilian president Dilma Rousseff has called it a “transport revolution.” The government’s latest plan to rid Brazil of its infamous transport bottlenecks calls for $65 billion of investment in the country’s notoriously decrepit infrastructure. These, after all, are the same bottlenecks that experts say are holding the economy back – and which also mean that an oversized Brazil is becoming too constricted for its aspirations to become an economic superpower. The latest initiative calls for a vast modernization of roads and railways over 25 years, including a big push to invest some $40 billion within five years. The first contracts to build or upgrade

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