About Elissandra M. da Costa

Elissandra M. da Costa is a partner at Claritage, a boutique consultancy firm focused on emerging markets. She specialises in Latin America.

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En Liang Khong

En Liang Khong is a submissions editor at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Brazil’s mensalão: corruption and context

Corruption traditionally involves the spiriting away of public funds for private gain, here the ultimate gains were arguably public. Poverty levels in the country fell more than 51% between 2002 and 2010.

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