Podcast April 19, 2018

Explaining Brazil Podcast #8: Fake News

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This week, the Explaining Brazil podcast will tackle fake news. While this phenomenon is by no means a problem exclusive to Brazil, our elections could be affected more than others: Brazil has 122 million Facebook users, making it the social media giant’s third largest market. Skewed facts are probably a well-established part of the agenda… Read More »

Explaining Brazil Podcast #7: The implications of Lula’s arrest

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Former Brazilian President Lula’s arrest came as a political tsunami in an already tumultuous political landscape. The frontrunner in the 2018 presidential election – who carries 36 percent of voting intentions – is all but excluded from the race. The Workers’ Party accuses the judicial system of promoting a witch-hunt against the country’s most popular… Read More »

Explaining Brazil Podcast #6: Brazil’s falling soft power

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In our latest episode of Explaining Brazil, The Brazilian Report chats with journalist and academic Daniel Buarque about Brazil’s softer side – politically, that is. Soft power – that is, the bargaining chips held by a country outside of military force and economic pressure – feeds into everything from international relations to tech and tourism.… Read More »

Explaining Brazil Podcast #5: Flávio Rocha and the MBL

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Here’s the 5th episode of Explaining Brazil, a weekly podcast created by The Brazilian Report. This week, we’re talking about Flávio Rocha, Forbes’ 39th wealthiest man in Brazil and now the Brazilian Republican Party’s presidential candidate. With the backing of the Free Brazil Movement (MBL), he’s doing his best to put forward the image of… Read More »

Explaining Brazil Podcast #4: Marielle Franco

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Here’s the fourth episode of Explaining Brazil, a weekly podcast created by The Brazilian Report. This week, we’re discussing the murder of Marielle Franco, Rio de Janeiro’s extraordinary city councilwoman. Black, queer, and hailing from the Maré favela in the North Zone, Marielle had been a vocal human rights advocate and was one of the… Read More »

Explaining Brazil Podcast #3: Just how solid is Brazil’s economic recovery?

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This week on Explaining Brazil, The Brazilian Report’s weekly podcast, our journalists are tackling a tough subject: the sustainability of Brazil’s slow return to economic growth. With the recent revelations of efforts to cover up salmonella-tinged meat exports and Donald Trump’s trade restrictions, Brazil’s export-heavy economy has taken yet another hit this past week. Despite… Read More »

Explaining Brazil Podcast #2: Can Michel Temer win reelection?

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Here’s the second episode of Explaining Brazil, a weekly podcast created by The Brazilian Report. After discussing the federal intervention in Rio de Janeiro, we’ll talk about President Michel Temer and his electoral hopes. By declaring a federal intervention in Rio de Janeiro, President Michel Temer is hoping to improve his electoral chances. The problem?… Read More »

Explaining Brazil Podcast #1: Rio’s federal intervention

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You’ve grown accustomed to reading The Brazilian Report‘s content online. Now, we’re bringing you our latest project: Explaining Brazil, a weekly podcast. We will talk about the most pressing issues in Brazil, ranging from politics, to economics, to social issues. Our first installment tackles the federal intervention in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian President Michel Temer announced on… Read More »