Brazil’s Economic Rise and Fall in Charts Underlines Temer’s Tough Task

Real Drop Drives Gol Yields To Record Versus Tam
Brazilian real bank notes are arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Sept. 26. Speculation the sinking real will deepen Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA’s worst quarterly loss since 2008 is driving the Brazilian airline’s borrowing costs to a record high relative to rival Tam SA. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

As Dilma Rousseff steps aside from Brazil’s presidency and Michel Temer ascends to the post, it’s a moment of reckoning for a nation that’s in the throes of recession, high inflation and a near-record budget deficit.

The charts below detail the road that led Brazil into its economic predicament — and show that Temer’s administration would have to oversee a major comeback for Brazil to recapture its former prosperity.

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