Cardoso, Fernando Henrique (1931–)

Fernando Henrique Cardoso was the president of Brazil from 1995 to 2003. He was the first president to govern for two consecutive terms. FHC, as he is also known, was trained as a sociologist at the University of São Paulo, where he became a professor in 1953. In the late 1960s, FHC was considered an influential intellectual, interested in analyzing democracy, international development, and social changes. Since the beginning of the 1960s, FHC was a regular collaborator in the main newspapers and magazines in the country. During the 1980s, he maintained a weekly column in the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper, and since 2003, he has written a monthly column in O Globo, O Estado de S. Paulo, and Zero Hora newspapers. With an intense ...

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