Podcast

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

podcast Aug 05, 2020

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...
#113: Covid-19 made Brazilian elections more exposed to fake news

PodcastJun 18, 2020

Explaining Brazil #113: Covid-19 made Brazilian elections more exposed to fake news

The coronavirus has made regular meet-and-greet campaigns impossible. And that will favor political fake news rings
#112: Lifting the lid on a Brazil divided by race

PodcastJun 10, 2020

Explaining Brazil #112: Lifting the lid on a Brazil divided by race

Race in Brazil is self-determined — and the lines are often quite blurry. The color of one’s skin — to themselves and to others —...
#111: Has the opposition to Jair Bolsonaro come to life?

PodcastJun 03, 2020

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

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...
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