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President Bolsonaro in the Planalto Palace. Photo: Clauber Cleber Caetano/PR

podcast Oct 15, 2020

President Jair Bolsonaro has cozied up to the establishment politicians he campaigned against — and his core supporters are incensed
Elections in the Time of Covid-19

PodcastOct 07, 2020

Explaining Brazil #128: Elections in the Time of Covid-19

Municipal elections have a significant impact on national politics. And what happens in November 2020 will ripple over until 2022
Explaining Brazil #127: When protection becomes repression

PodcastOct 01, 2020

Explaining Brazil #127: When protection becomes repression

Some Latin American countries have been called out for not enacting distancing rules during the pandemic. Others, for using them to repress...
UN General Assembly: Jair Bolsonaro gives Brazil a bad name

PodcastSep 23, 2020

Explaining Brazil #126: You give Brazil a bad name

The 75th edition of the United Nations General Assembly was a unique one. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaders did not attend the UN...
supreme court chief justice fux

PodcastSep 16, 2020

Explaining Brazil #125: Brazil’s Supreme Court at a crossroads

Luiz Fux takes office as Brazil's new Supreme Court chief justice at a crucial moment. What kind of court will he lead?
rio political hell

PodcastSep 09, 2020

Explaining Brazil #124: Rio’s descent into political hell

Every single living former governor of Rio has been jailed at some point, and the incumbent governor looks set to face the...
business environment brazil complexity tmf group

PodcastSep 02, 2020

Explaining Brazil #123: Reducing business complexity in Brazil

Brazil's Q2 GDP results have been released and it's official: the country is back in recession. We analyze how Brazil can recover
coronavirus latin america

PodcastAug 26, 2020

Explaining Brazil #122: Six months of the coronavirus in Latin America

Coronavirus got to Latin America six months ago, and the region quickly became the world's epicenter. How have things gotten so bad?
Álvaro Uribe is arguably the most powerful politician in Colombia, but he has been placed under house arrest for a fraud scandal. What does this mean for the country?

PodcastAug 19, 2020

Explaining Brazil #121: The end of an era in Colombia

Álvaro Uribe is the most powerful politician in Colombia, but he has been placed under house arrest. What does this mean for the future?
football fever pitch

PodcastAug 12, 2020

Explaining Brazil #120: Brazilian football hits fever pitch, literally

Brazil has rushed its national football championship into a hasty return, and already there are Covid-19 cases popping up all over the...
Explaining Brazil #119: Brazil's place in the race for a Covid-19 vaccine

PodcastAug 05, 2020

Explaining Brazil #119: Brazil’s place in the race for a Covid-19 vaccine

Ironically, Brazil's mismanagement of the coronavirus crisis may lead to the country cutting the line in the race for a vaccine
Everyone predicted that the pandemic would plummet Jair Bolsonaro's approval rates.. But the president sees his re-election prospects grow more realistic.

PodcastJul 30, 2020

Explaining Brazil #118: Bolsonaro’s ticket to re-election

Everyone predicted that the pandemic would plummet Jair Bolsonaro's approval rates. But the president sees his re-election prospects grow more realistic
Biden or Trump, what changes for Brazil?

PodcastJul 22, 2020

Explaining Brazil #117: Biden or Trump, what changes for Brazil?

Few elections worldwide influence Brazil as much as the U.S. presidential race. Joe Biden seems poised to beat Donald Trump, but what...
deforestation esg brazil

PodcastJul 16, 2020

Explaining Brazil #116: Deforestation is bad for business

Deforestation is on the rise, and now investors have threatened to remove their money from Brazil, forcing the government to act
Bolsonaro is one in a 1.6 million

PodcastJul 08, 2020

Explaining Brazil #115: Bolsonaro is one in a 1.6 million

After months of reckless behavior, President Jair Bolsonaro has been infected with the coronavirus. And is trying to make lemonade out of...
job The violent effects of Brazil's job apocalypse

PodcastJul 01, 2020

Explaining Brazil #114: Violent effects of Brazil’s job apocalypse

The pandemic is set to cost millions of jobs in Brazil, which can cause a number of troubling knock-on effects in society
1970 world cup legacy

PodcastJun 25, 2020

Special: The Greatest Tournament in History

In this final episode of our series, we frame the legacy of the 1970 World Cup, both in Brazil and abroad
Special: How Pelé, the King of Football, got his crown

PodcastJun 23, 2020

Special: How the King of Football got his crown

Pelé is the greatest football player in history, and the 1970 World Cup in Mexico is seen as his finest hour, when he led...
pelé 1970 football world cup

PodcastJun 21, 2020

How Brazil became the Land of Football

50 years ago today, the greatest football team of all time won the 1970 World Cup. We tell the full story in...
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