Though we were a bit slow on the uptake, LatAmThought recently published an article on World Politics Review analyzing the impact of the internationally-newsworthy violence in Rio de Janeiro during the weekend of 17 October 2009.

The article analyzes the “image gap” between Brazil’s emerging status as a global leader and harsher domestic realities and looks at what Brazil is doing/may do to reconcile this tension. Our article only begins to scratch the surface of the issue. A more in-depth investigation of Brazil’s regional expansion can be found at CIP’s Americas Program.

Our article can be read in its entirety by clicking here.