When I was trying to figure out the topic of this post, my wife gave me a suggestion. She said, “You need to do your next post on Brazil, so I can find out what the [expletive deleted] is going on in my country!” Like a good husband I did what I was told. Brazil is a country of great beauty and one that is near and dear to my heart. I lived and worked there from 2011-2015, and it was there that I met and married my wife, and had some of the most exciting and adventurous experiences of my life. It is also a country mired in political and economic chaos as it has recently endured a presidential impeachment, a massive political scandal, and the deepest economic depression in its history. The goal of this post is to make some sense of these issues and assess the country’s prospects of better days to come.