Honestly, I really think Brazil is much better right now! These times we've been standing under the spotlights, figuratively. There are lots of celebrities coming here in Brazil in a row! Every month you're warned that some band, or a very famous singer is here.
The per capta income has also increased, indirectly meaning that the country's economy is performing well, I believe. Many people have been leaving the absolute poverty [living with less than 1 reais a day]. But a negative point is that this income is not distributed equally to all regions.
I read an article describing our country as a land for investors, once we are consumerist people. The automobilistic market is growing so quickly that some automobilistic multinationals are thinking of placing their factories here in order to make great deals with Brazil. And not relating only to aut. multinationals, it is said that some others are coming, but these ones particularly I don't know.
The expansion of Petrol market here in Brazil is also increasing rapidly. The consequence of it all is just beneficial to our country, and it is just a prove that our country is able to get its place among the greaters. But we need to stop criticising Brazil as if it were a lame country! Before making preconcepts about Brazil, think carefully, and just get a newspaper and you will see what's cooking around.