A young woman stands next to the statue of Brazilian President João Goulart on a street in Rio de Janeiro.
Her name is Carmen Bix.
Bix is the new president of Brazil, and she’s a member of the country’s political elite.
She’s the youngest leader of a major country in the world, and the youngest in her generation.
Bix’s father is a Brazilian general and she grew up in a slum in the southern city of Recife.
A young woman is surrounded by flowers in Recife, Brazil, in 2016.
The young woman has a small medal on her right wrist.
I want to show you my medal.
It is a medal of peace.
It says, “It’s ok to be here.”
And it says, in English, “My name is Bix.”
Bix has been a rising star in Brazilian politics for a few years now.
Her name and face are everywhere.
She’s been a member or former member of two major political parties.
And she’s also a political figure.
In her first year as president, Bix has pushed through a series of sweeping reforms, including the reinstatement of President Dilma Rousseff, a reform that was in place for only about a year.
Rousseff, Bices predecessor, was impeached in the impeachment trial of Rousseff’s predecessor, Michel Temer.
Bices impeachment is now before the Supreme Court.
This is the first year in Brazil that a woman has taken over as president.
But Bix’s success has been more than just a story of a young woman rising to the top.
It’s also about a rising generation that has largely avoided politics in favor of technology, and whose politics have shifted from a strong nationalist movement to a more inclusive one.
“The way that this has happened is that women have found ways to find work outside of politics,” says Cristina Rodrigues, an associate professor at the University of Sao Paulo who studies the political economy of Brazilian society.
“Women have become active in the digital economy.”
A woman walks by a portrait of Brazilian Prime Minister Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Rio, Brazil.
As a result, Brazil has become the most gender-balanced country in Latin America, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Women account for only 15 percent of the population.
But they are still more than twice as likely as men to be in leadership positions.
The number of women in leadership has increased from 11 percent in 2010 to 24 percent in 2017, according the Census Bureau, while the percentage of women serving in the public service has decreased.
One of the biggest challenges women face in Brazilian society today is that politics has become so much more important than it used to be, Rodrigues says.
“It is a very different society today, and it is very much about who you know and what you can do for your country,” she says.
That’s partly because the country is experiencing a rapid change.
Brazil experienced its first recession since the 1990s in 2015, according a new report from the World Bank.
And as the economy has slowed, Brazil’s leaders have struggled to find new ways to expand the country, and to address the growing disparities in access to public services.
Brazil is also facing challenges stemming from its rapidly growing middle class, a demographic that is more socially conservative and less likely to vote, Rodrigue says.
Brazil is one of the most populous nations in Latin American, and as Brazil becomes wealthier, so does its middle class.
Even the most conservative members of Brazil’s political class have embraced the social conservatism of their parents and grandparents.
And they see themselves as part of a more diverse and inclusive country, Rodriges says.
Rodrigues has also seen the shift of Brazil from a center-left country into a center right one.
Brazil was a center of the Americas until it became a center in the 1970s.
After becoming the country of the South, Brazil became the center of Brazil and Latin America.
Rodrigue has spent years documenting the changing political and economic landscape of Brazil.
But this was only the beginning.
When she first came to Brazil, Rodrigries says she was the only person from her family in her village.
Now, Rodriguers parents live in the city of Rio de Janiero, where her village is located.
Since her family moved to Rio de Januaryo in 2015 from the nearby city of Para, Rodrigumes family has moved from the small farming community of Paraiso into a sprawling city with a population of over 50,000 people.
Rodriguses father, the village head, now works for a local company that makes clothing.
We live in a big city, so I think it’s quite important to have a sense of belonging in the village.
Rodriges’ mother is also in Rio. My mother