The history of Brazil is one of violence. Worries about getting robbed, or murdered, have become real concerns for millions of Brazilians. After all, over half a million people were murdered in Brazil in the last 10 years. And it’s not just because Brazil is a gigantic country with 207 million people. Our murder rate is 30 times that of Europe’s.
There have been more killings in Brazil since 2008 than in 92 countries combined. That means, that by the time you finish listening to this podcast, two more people will have been murdered in Brazil.
But how do we solve the country’s violence crisis? That will be one of the main challenges of Brazil’s next president.
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Gustavo Ribeiro 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.
Felippe Angeli is a lawyer, holding a Master’s degree in Political Science from Université Paris II – Panthéon Assas, in France. He is the advocacy coordinator of Instituto Sou da Paz.
This podcast was produced by Maria Martha Bruno. She 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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