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politics brazil

podcast Dec 02, 2020

Brazil's "Big Center" were the big winners of this year's municipal elections, despite being regularly demonized by the population. We explain who they are and how they work
second wave brazil

PodcastNov 26, 2020

Explaining Brazil #135: Has Brazil’s second wave already begun?

Just as Brazilians were starting to get used to their so-called new normal, a second wave appears to be on the horizon
election brazil

PodcastNov 18, 2020

Explaining Brazil #134: Who tried to hack the Brazilian election?

In the previous episode of this show, we talked about what Brazil can teach the U.S. about holding elections. Besides making voting an easier...
us elections brazil vote count

PodcastNov 11, 2020

Explaining Brazil #133: What Brazil can teach the U.S. about elections

It took days for the U.S. election to end. Were it in Brazil, the entire vote count would have been wrapped up within a...
pix financial system brazil

PodcastNov 04, 2020

Explaining Brazil #132: Banking transformation PIX up steam

The Central Bank has launched PIX, its new instant payment system. We analyze what changes this brings to the country's financial landscape
chile constitution podcast

PodcastOct 29, 2020

Explaining Brazil #131: What the future holds for Chile

Chile voted to scrap its 1980 constitution. What comes next?
vaccine doria bolsonaro

PodcastOct 21, 2020

Explaining Brazil #130: Electoral calculations around Covid-19 vaccines

Jair Bolsonaro and São Paulo Governor João Doria are using the race for a vaccine as a sparring match before the 2022...
President Bolsonaro in the Planalto Palace. Photo: Clauber Cleber Caetano/PR

PodcastOct 15, 2020

Explaining Brazil #129: Bolsonaro steering away from Bolsonarism

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...
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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
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