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The Brazilian Report is an independent media outlet uniquely positioned to offer an insider’s view on current affairs in Brazil.

The Brazilian Report is an independent media outlet uniquely positioned to offer an insider’s view on current affairs in Brazil.
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The Brazilian Report is an independent media outlet uniquely positioned to offer an insider’s view on current affairs in Brazil.

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English

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+551132084152


Episodes

#85: How Lula's story explains Brazil

11/13/2019
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Love him or hate him, there's one thing you can't take away from Brazilian former President Lula: his story epitomizes Brazil more than any other politician. Guest: André Pagliarini, a lecturer at Dartmouth College. Support the show

Duration:00:23:11

#84: Can blockchain fix Brazil's bureaucracy?

11/6/2019
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Brazil is known for its mammoth bureaucratic system. But blockchain could help business in Latin America's top economy. Support the show

Duration:00:18:27

#83: Latin America's veins are wide open

10/29/2019
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From Chile to Catalunya, Lebanon to Hong Kong … it seems like we're seeing protests erupt everywhere. But one region seems to have been hit harder than others by this massive wave of disgruntlement: Latin America. It seems that Latin America's veins are as wide open as they've ever been. Support the show

Duration:00:24:00

#82: Green and yellow (nuclear) submarine

10/23/2019
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Back in 2008, Brazil formulated its National Defense Strategy, selecting the construction of a nuclear submarine as one of its priorities. To find out more about this mission, we spoke to Anne Bianchi, who oversees the construction of Brazil's first nuclear submarine. Support the show

Duration:00:21:43

#81: Oil, Brazil's underwater treasure

10/16/2019
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In just a couple of weeks, Brazil will hold the largest oil auction in its history. This week, we look back at how the country rose to become a key player in offshore drilling Support the show

Duration:00:21:17

#80: Odebrecht's Peruvian wrecking ball

10/2/2019
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The Brazilian construction group admitted to paying USD 29 million in bribes over a decade in Peru. And it has caused the downfall of four former presidents—and potentially a fifth. Support the show

Duration:00:16:50

#79: Bolsonaro flips off the world

9/25/2019
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With references to God, socialism, and gender issues—not to mention skirting the blame for Amazon deforestation—Jair Bolsonaro's speech at the United Nations General Assembly made people all over the world cringe. Support the show

Duration:00:21:35

#78: How will Amazon Inc disrupt Brazilian retail?

9/18/2019
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The world's largest retailer has just improved its position in Brazil. What will be the impact on local players? Support the show

Duration:00:16:33

#77: Rio's war on a gay kiss

9/11/2019
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Rio de Janeiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella is staged a homophobic crusade against an Avenger comic. It is part of a calculated move to get him re-elected. Support the show

Duration:00:22:13

#76: How Napoleon invented Brazil

9/4/2019
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Brazil celebrates its independence day on September 7. This week, we explain how former French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was influential to this process. Support the show

Duration:00:21:18

#75: WhatsApp-induced fires

8/28/2019
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Ranchers in Northern Brazil used WhatsApp to coordinate massive—and simultaneous—Amazon fires. The worst part? The government knew beforehand. Support the show

Duration:00:18:47

#74: Brazil's role on the global stage

8/21/2019
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Brazil has hit the headlines worldwide thanks to Jair Bolsonaro's inflammatory statements and lack of environmental policy, but there are deeper origins to Brazil's image problem abroad. Support the show

Duration:00:27:02

#73: Is Brazil capable of protecting the Amazon on its own?

8/14/2019
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A Harvard professor believes that international powers could start pressuring (and even threatening) Brazil due to its environmental shortfalls. Guest: Stephen M. Walt, professor of international affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Support the show

Duration:00:22:07

#72: Can Brazil approve a tax reform in 2019?

8/7/2019
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After six months of constant power struggles with the government, what can we expect from Congress in the second half of 2019? Support the show

Duration:00:22:05

#71: How Brazil's prisons became war zones

7/31/2019
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Since the turn of the year of 2016 to 2017, over 200 inmates were killed within government-run prisons. In other countries, this would spark outrage, protests, and public disgust. Not in Brazil, a country where more and more people believe that the only good criminals are dead criminals. Support the show

Duration:00:21:35

#70: In Brazil, new terms and conditions will apply

7/24/2019
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Brazils new data protection law will only come into force next year, but businesses should already start adapting to the new rules. The burden is expected to fall harder on small companies... and penalties can be quite hefty. Support the show

Duration:00:17:30

#69: Why Argentina's presidential election matters to Brazil

7/17/2019
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On October 27, Argentinians are heading to the polls to choose who will lead their nation for the next four years. And, based on what we have seen so far, the race to the Casa Rosada will be extremely hard-fought and polarized. Support the show

Duration:00:20:17

#68: Discovering Rio's Little Africa

7/10/2019
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Political scientist Maurício Santoro takes The Brazilian Report to discover Little Africa, the center of black resistance in Rio authorities tried to bury. Support the show

Duration:00:26:00

#67: The Mercosur-EU trade deal, explained

7/3/2019
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Economist Monica de Bolle (Johns Hopkins University) talks to The Brazilian Report, breaking down the blockbuster deal between Europe and South America's biggest economies. Support the show

Duration:00:24:22

#66: Being LGBT in Bolsonaro's Brazil

6/26/2019
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Brazil has elected an open and proud homophobe as president. As São Paulo hosted its first Pride Parade under his government, we take a look at what it means to be gay in Bolsonaro's Brazil. Support the show

Duration:00:17:41