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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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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

#96: Human rights abuses, powered by CIA technology

2/19/2020
New revelations show the CIA sold encryption tools which allowed them to spy on South American dictatorships during some of the most brutal and deadly periods of the continent's recent history. Support the show (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:25:00

#95: Brazil’s climate crisis has already begun

2/12/2020
Heavy rains and other extreme weather events have become the norm in Brazil, with much of the blame lying with climate change and poor urban planning. Support the show (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:19:37

#94: Bolsonaro, season 2 begins

2/5/2020
The start of the legislative year kicks off the political calendar in 2020. And President Bolsonaro has plenty on his plate: pressing reforms, a Supreme Court vacancy, and much intrigue. Support the show (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:24:40

#93: Coronavirus: the real risks for Brazil

1/29/2020
The risks of a coronavirus outbreak in Brazil are less substantial for the country's public health, and more for its struggling economy. Support the show (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:18:22

#92: PCC, Brazil's uber-powerful criminal brotherhood

1/22/2020
The PCC has just staged a Hollywood-esque prison escape in the Brazil-Paraguay border. We explain how a union of prisoners founded by eight men has become Brazil's (and South America's) biggest drugs gang. Support the show (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:27:20

#91: Antarctica, Brazil's icy Amazon

1/15/2020
Brazil is inaugurating a new research base in Antarctica. The country's top researcher in the field explains to us why the South Pole is as important for Brazil's climate as the Amazon rainforest. Support the show (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:20:00

#90: One year of Jair Bolsonaro, explained

12/18/2019
Taking stock of the first 12 months of the Jair Bolsonaro government, we speak to two experts to break down what has gone right, and what has gone wrong. Guests: Carlos Goes (Ph.D. researcher at UCSD, formerly at IMF) and Claudio Couto (Fundação Getulio Vargas). Support the show (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:26:15

#89: Some humans still own other humans

12/11/2019
Slavery was abolished in Brazil in 1888, but there are still thousands of modern slaves working around the country. Guests: Camilla Costa (BBC), and Augusto de Arruda Botelho (Human Rights Watch). Support the show (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:20:26

#88: Latin America's dangerous game

12/4/2019
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. Support the show (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:24:00

#87: Brazil's age of extreme politics

11/27/2019
President Jair Bolsonaro has broken away and launched the only overtly far-right party in Brazilian politics. This week we look at the rise of extremism and polarization in Brazil's political arena. Support the show (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:23:49

#86: The turbulent path of Brazil's republic

11/19/2019
The Brazilian Republic is 130 years old. The democratic dream remains not entirely fulfilled, but Brazil has made many strides. So we ask: what is the state of our union? Support the show (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:25:44

#85: How Lula's story explains Brazil

11/13/2019
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 (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:23:11

#84: Can blockchain fix Brazil's bureaucracy?

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

Duration:00:18:27

#83: Latin America's veins are wide open

10/29/2019
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 (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:24:00

#82: Green and yellow (nuclear) submarine

10/23/2019
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 (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:21:43

#81: Oil, Brazil's underwater treasure

10/16/2019
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 (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:21:17

#80: Odebrecht's Peruvian wrecking ball

10/2/2019
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 (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:16:50

#79: Bolsonaro flips off the world

9/25/2019
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 (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:21:35

#78: How will Amazon Inc disrupt Brazilian retail?

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

Duration:00:16:33

#77: Rio's war on a gay kiss

9/11/2019
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 (https://brazilian.report/subscribe)

Duration:00:22:13