Synopsis by Sean Hurley
Produced by Wall Street Journal Video, in cooperation with PBS, the Emerging Powers series takes a close look at the economic changes underway in four emerging countries. Focusing on the growth of private enterprise -- the result of loosened state controls -- each program features success stories from these burgeoning market-driven economies. Emerging Powers: An Insiders Look, Vol. 1 -- Brazil details the collapse of the socialist agenda that dominated Brazilian politics in the 1980s. The reverberations from the collapse of the Soviet Union reached Brazil, leading to more cooperation between employer and employee, which is in contrast to the violent worker strikes of the early '80s. The program looks at Brazilian TV, new high-tech farming techniques, the rise of the ultra-modern city of Curitiba, and Brazil's computer market, which is the fastest growing in the world.
Brazil, consumerism, entrepreneur, global-economy, investing, marketing