Brazilian Miracle

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The Milagre econômico, milagre econômico brasileiro or Brazilian miracle is a name given to a time of exceptional economic growth during the military regime in Brazil, the "anos de chumbo", . Although there is no universally-accepted definition of this period, it is generally regarded to have taken place mainly during Brazilian President Emílio Garrastazu Médici's tenure, from 1969 to 1973. This perception of a so-called 'golden age' of Brazilian development, associated to an increase of wealth concentration and economic growth was strengthened by the conquest of Brazil's third world football championship at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, among other sports triumphs and the official adoption of the "Brasil, ame-o ou deixe-o" ("Brazil, love it or leave it") motto by the Brazilian government.