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

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.

Can Michel Temer win re-election?

By declaring a federal intervention in Rio de Janeiro, President Michel Temer is hoping to improve his electoral chances. The problem? He’s been polling at just 1 percent, meaning that his dream of reelection might just stay that way. According to polls, “corruption” is the word most-associated with Temer’s administration.


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Gustavo Ribeiro has extensive experience covering Brazilian politics and international affairs. His work has been featured across Brazilian and French media outlets, including Veja, Época, Folha de São Paulo, Médiapart and Radio France Internationale. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Abril Prize for outstanding political journalism. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science and Latin American studies from Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Diego Iraheta is the editor-in-chief of HuffPost Brazil. He holds a master’s degree in Digital Media from the University of Sussex in England. Diego has worked in nearly every kind of media ranging from newspapers to the radio, television, and Internet.

This podcast was produced by Maria Martha Bruno. Maria Martha is a journalist with 14 years of experience in politics, arts, and breaking news. She has collaborated with Al Jazeera, NBC and CNN, among others, and worked as an international correspondent in Buenos Aires.