Amaury de Souza

Amaury de Souza is a senior partner of Techne and MCM Associated Consultants in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. His books include A Classe Média Brasileira: Ambições, Valores e Projetos de Sociedade (coauthored with Bolívar Lamounier, 2010).

April 2011, Volume 22, Issue 2

The Politics of Personality in Brazil

Dilma Rousseff won the 2010 presidential election as the handpicked successor of a towering political personality. Now she must assert firm sway over a ruling party and coalition to which she has remarkably slender ties, and face new challenges that her country cannot meet with “more of the same.”