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#111: Has the opposition to Jair Bolsonaro come to life?

podcast Jun 03, 2020

Brazil saw anti-Bolsonaro protests this weekend. Does it mean that opposition to the far-right leader has finally come out of hibernation?
The world has abandoned chloroquine as a possible cure against the coronavirus. But Brazil's Bolsonaro is doubling down on his bet.

PodcastMay 27, 2020

Explaining Brazil #110: Bolsonaro’s “miracle” cure for Covid-19

The world has abandoned chloroquine as a possible cure against the coronavirus. But Brazil's Bolsonaro is doubling down on his bet
#109: The price of a human life

PodcastMay 20, 2020

#109: The price of a human life

In the Covid-19 war, which path will cause fewer casualties: enacting a lockdown, or reopening the economy? These economists believe they know...
Explaining Brazil #108: Can Bolsonaro keep his Covid-19 test results a secret?

PodcastMay 13, 2020

Explaining Brazil #108: All the president’s Covid-19 tests

Brazil's president is trying to keep his Covid-19 test results private. Now, the Supreme Court will step in
#107: Why is support for Bolsonaro so resilient?

PodcastMay 06, 2020

Explaining Brazil #107: Why is support for Bolsonaro so resilient?

Links to paramilitary mafias, controversial cabinet firings … and a botched pandemic response. None of this has dented Bolsonaro's core group of...
Sergio Moro resignation has left the Bolsonaro government in a delicate situation: it has lost its anti-corruption poster boy, and Moro's revelations could lead to a presidential indictment.

PodcastApr 29, 2020

Explaining Brazil #106: Moro puts Jair in the corner

Sergio Moro has left Bolsonaro in a delicate situation: it has lost his anti-corruption poster boy, and Moro's revelations could lead to...
jair bolsonaro donald trump

PodcastApr 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Pandemic power plays in Brazil and the U.S.

The Covid-19 pandemic has made the similarities between Jair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump even more apparent
coronavirus data

PodcastApr 15, 2020

Coronavirus: Do the numbers even mean anything?

Despite Brazil updating Covid-19 figures every day, inconsistencies in the data have left policymakers in the dark over the real spread of...
Coronavirus: Shopping for a new Health Minister

PodcastApr 08, 2020

Coronavirus: Shopping for a new Health Minister

Amid the worst pandemic in a lifetime, President Jair Bolsonaro has gone after his own Health minister, stopping just shy of sacking him
Coronavirus: Brazil facing a job apocalypse

PodcastApr 02, 2020

Coronavirus: Brazil facing a job apocalypse

Brazil's large informal labor market suggests that the country's employment rates may be decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic
Coronavirus: Brazil's public health enemy #1

PodcastMar 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Public health enemy #1

The world goes into self-isolation and governments pass relief packages to save their economies. But Brazil's president wants "business as usual"
coronavirus 20 weeks

PodcastMar 18, 2020

Coronavirus: 20 rough weeks ahead

Brazil has recorded its first Covid-19 death, and cases are growing exponentially. Authorities warn it will get much worse before it gets...
Explaining Brazil Podcast #99: Is recession inescapable?

PodcastMar 11, 2020

Explaining Brazil #99: Is recession inescapable?

The coronavirus outbreak is cooling off the global economy—but the Brazilian government resists the use of stimulus packages
bolsonaro v. congress

PodcastMar 04, 2020

Explaining Brazil #98: Should Congress impeach Jair Bolsonaro?

By asking supporters to take to the streets and ask for the shutdown of Congress and "the end of the Supreme Court,"...
5g podcast usa china

PodcastFeb 26, 2020

Explaining Brazil #97: For Brazil, 5G can mean more than just fast internet

The implementation of 5G in Brazil still has many obstacles in its way, not least pressure from the country's two leading trading...
cia Manifestation in memory and repudiation of the last military civic dictatorship in Argentina

PodcastFeb 19, 2020

Explaining Brazil #96: Human rights abuses, powered by CIA technology

New revelations show the CIA sold encryption tools which allowed them to spy on South American dictatorships during some of the most...
urban planning floods São Paulo

PodcastFeb 12, 2020

Explaining Brazil #95: Brazil’s climate crisis has already begun

Heavy rains and other extreme weather events have become the norm in Brazil, with much of the blame lying with climate change...
The start of the legislative year kicks off the political calendar in 2020. And President Bolsonaro has plenty on his plate: pressing reforms, a Supreme Court vacancy, and much intrigue.

PodcastFeb 05, 2020

Explaining Brazil Podcast #94: Bolsonaro, season 2 begins

President Bolsonaro has a lot on his plate: pressing reforms, a Supreme Court vacancy, and much intrigue.
coronavirus outbreak

PodcastJan 29, 2020

Explaining Brazil #93: Coronavirus: the risks for Brazil

Even more contagious than the new strain of coronavirus that emerged in mid-December is misinformation about the disease. The number of cases is jumping...
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