Special podcast: The 30th anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution

Today, we’re launching our Brazilian Constitution special podcast mini-series to celebrate the 30th anniversary of… well, of our Constitution. This podcast was produced by me and Diogo Rodriguez and was inspired by Constitutional – a podcast by The Washington Post.

If you’re a foreigner, a 30-year-old constitution might not sound like much – especially if you’re an American. The U.S. Constitution, framed in 1789, is the oldest Constitution still in use. But even if 30 years is not that much – heck, even I am older than the Constitution – these last three decades represent the longest ever period of democratic rule in Brazil.

How the Brazilian Constitution was framed

Brazil’s institutional framework

The legacy of the Constitution

The Constitution after 1988

Who made this series:

  • Gustavo Ribeiro: research and script. Gustavo has extensive experience covering Brazilian politics. 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.
  • Diogo Rodriguez: research. Diogo is a journalist and social scientist. He has contributed to publications such as Folha de S. Paulo, Estado de S. Paulo, Trip, Vida Simples, Galileu, Mundo Estranho, Exame, and Vice, among others. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in political science at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo.
  • Euan Marshall: text editing. Euan is a journalist and translator who has lived in São Paulo, Brazil since 2011. Specializing in Brazilian soccer, politics, and the connection between the two, his work has been published in The Independent, The Guardian, and Jacobin Magazine, among others. In 2014, he authored a comprehensive history of Brazilian soccer entitled “A to Zico: An Alphabet of Brazilian Football.”
  • Maria Martha Bruno: audio editing. Maria 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.

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