The article "Explaining Brazil's vinegar revolt" – by the professor of the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (FGV/EBAPE) Gregory Michener, and the professor of the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Chris Gaffney - was elected one of the top five articles in Brazil in 2013 by the column "From Brazil" of the newspaper Folha de São Paulo.
According to the international correspondent and column editor, Vincent Bevins, the selection was very difficult, since Brazil has provided international readers with "great material" about what happened in the country in 2013. Besides, the articles showed well-reasoned arguments, resulting from the high level of qualification of the authors.
The work by EBAPE's professor, published on the website of the Arabic TV Al Jazeera in June last year, made an analysis of the demonstrations that led millions of Brazilians to the streets seeking for improvements in the country’s situation. "The protests go beyond the daily challenges of Brazilians, such as corruption and poor social services. While the crisis of representation has always been part of the narrative of Brazilian politics, high taxes and low returns have never been so blatant. In essence, Brazil's current crisis reflects an archetypal formula for the revolt - high taxation without representation or social return," said the authors.