Over the past few years, Brazilian movies have made a splash at the Cannes Film Festival, one of the most prestigious in the world. Many observers will recall the cast and crew of nominated drama Aquarius using the red carpet to protest the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff—denouncing to the international media what they believed was a coup in progress in Brazil. But political displays are far from the only reason why movie critics are looking more closely to the country—as this year has shown.
BREAKING: Jair Bolsonaro's Social Liberal Party left the support base of RJ state Governor Wilson Witzel in Rio's state congress saying the party "disagrees" with his policial stances." Witzel said last week that he is a "governor who wants to be president." #BrazilianReport https://t.co/QN5SBsKyEh
The chairman of the Parliamentary Investigation Committee into fake news, Sen. Angelo Coronel, said that RJ city councilor Carlos Bolsonaro will be called to testify. Coronel suggested Pres Bolsonaro's son was responsible for his father social media since the campaign #BReport https://t.co/DmAIGX261O
Diego Gaia, professor at the Federal University of São Paulo, won an award for one of 2019's best medical technologies after inventing a cardiac prosthetic, the Endobentall, which merges a stent w/ a transcatheter valve, possibly leading to fewer mortalities from heart surgeries https://t.co/124A8bKsfp
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