Explaining Brazil Podcast #88: Latin America’s dangerous game

Recent crises in Latin America show how the Armed Forces remain key power brokers in the democratic game. But using the Army as a legitimizing force brings back old demons from Latin America’s not-so-distant past—when most of the region was ruled by military dictatorships. And this puts civilian leaders in an immensely fragile position.Guests: Steven Levitsky (Harvard), and Christoph Harig (University of the German Armed Forces).Background reading:

Generals remain ultimate power brokers in Latin America
Deodoro and Bolsonaro: Frenemies of the Republic
Explaining Brazil #83: Latin America’s veins are wide open
Brazil’s public safety depends on its Armed Forces