The Financial Times features a report by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Ricardo Sennes on how the turmoil surrounding Brazil’s preparations for the World Cup may set the country on a path towards reform:

What will be the legacy of the World Cup for Brazil? Until now, most people have looked at this question in terms of bricks and mortar – how many new airports, metro lines and stadiums will be created for the tournament?

But Ricardo Sennes, non-resident senior Brazil fellow at the Atlantic Council, a Washington think tank, believes the greater legacy will have been to crack open the stultifying politics of modern Brazilian democracy and set the country on a national dialogue towards reform.

Read the full piece here.