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

    #95: Brazil’s climate crisis has already begun

    #95: Brazil’s climate crisis has already begun

    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.

    • 19 min
    #94: Bolsonaro, season 2 begins

    #94: Bolsonaro, season 2 begins

    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.

    • 24 min
    #93: Coronavirus: the real risks for Brazil

    #93: Coronavirus: the real risks for Brazil

    The risks of a coronavirus outbreak in Brazil are less substantial for the country's public health, and more for its struggling economy

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

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

    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.

    • 27 min
    #91: Antarctica, Brazil's icy Amazon

    #91: Antarctica, Brazil's icy Amazon

    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.

    • 20 min
    #90: One year of Jair Bolsonaro, explained

    #90: One year of Jair Bolsonaro, explained

    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).

    • 26 min

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