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podcast #81: Oil, Brazil's underwater treasure

podcast Oct 16, 2019

In November, Brazil is set to hold what will be the country’s biggest oil and gas auction on record. The administration has lured international players like Chevron, ExxonMobil and BP—as well as major Chinese firms—selling off exploration areas in...
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PodcastOct 02, 2019

#80: Odebrecht’s Peruvian wrecking ball

Peru is in turmoil. The country’s president, Martín Vizcarra, has shut down Congress—and in retaliation, Congressmen have tried to remove Vizcarra from office. Lawmakers...
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PodcastSep 25, 2019

Explaining Brazil #79: Bolsonaro flips off the world

Speaking before representatives of 193 nations—and millions watching at home—Jair Bolsonaro talked at the UN about issues that only really resonated with Brazilians. And...
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PodcastSep 18, 2019

Explaining Brazil #78: How will Amazon Inc disrupt Brazilian retail?

Launched in February 2005, the Amazon Prime membership plan came like a wrecking ball to American retailers. It single-handedly raised the bar for convenience...
Explaining Brazil #77: Rio's war on a gay kiss

PodcastSep 11, 2019

Explaining Brazil #77: Rio’s war on a gay kiss

Is a gay kiss obscene? Rio de Janeiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella believes so. He used his administration to try and censor a Marvel comic...
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PodcastSep 04, 2019

Explaining Brazil #76: How Napoleon invented Brazil

Brazil is an improbable country. It is an immense mass of land, bound by a single language and a single flag. Even in the...
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PodcastAug 28, 2019

Explaining Brazil #75: WhatsApp-induced fires

Throughout 2018, we at The Brazilian Report have written numerous articles on the power of social media in Brazil. Especially WhatsApp. Everyone in Brazil...
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PodcastAug 21, 2019

Explaining Brazil #74: Brazil’s role on the global stage

Since President Jair Bolsonaro took office on January 1, Brazil has made its way back into global headlines, albeit for the wrong reasons. His...
#73: Is Brazil capable of protecting the Amazon on its own?

PodcastAug 14, 2019

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

Jair Bolsonaro’s laissez-faire environmental policy could have irreversible consequences not only for Brazil—but for the entire world. And one Harvard professor believes that it...
Explaining Brazil #72: Can Brazil approve a tax reform in 2019?

PodcastAug 07, 2019

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

The Brazilian Congress is back from vacation. And the country’s lawmakers have a lot on their plates. After six months of constant power struggles...
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PodcastJul 31, 2019

Explaining Brazil #71: How Brazil’s prisons became war zones

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...
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PodcastJul 24, 2019

Explaining Brazil #70: Data protection changes coming your way

Next year, Brazil’s General Data Protection Law will come into force, redefining concepts like consent and data privacy in the country.  This week, we...
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PodcastJul 17, 2019

Explaining Brazil #69: Why Argentina’s presidential election matters to Brazil

Argentina is Brazil’s third-biggest trading partner—and the main destination of Brazilian manufactured goods. That’s one of the main reasons why anything that happens there...
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PodcastJul 10, 2019

Explaining Brazil #68: Discovering Rio’s Little Africa

The name Little Africa, Pequena África in Portuguese, has been featured in books, songs, and lyrics of famous samba schools. But it remains unknown...
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PodcastJul 03, 2019

Explaining Brazil #67: The Mercosur-EU deal, explained

This week’s episode explores the Mercosur-EU trade deal President Jair Bolsonaro started off his participation at the G20 summit in Osaka, in the worst...
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PodcastJun 26, 2019

Explaining Brazil #66: Being gay in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

This year, however, the São Paulo Pride Parade took place at a time when Brazil’s political divisions have been getting more and more intense....
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PodcastJun 19, 2019

Explaining Brazil #65: Faith is a profitable business in Brazil

On June 20, the Christian community will march together in the March for Jesus, one of the biggest religious events in the world. They...
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PodcastJun 12, 2019

Explaining Brazil #64: You can’t spell car wash without leaks

This episode, The Intercept and the Car Wash leaks, is supported by Fast Help. Fast Help is a Brasília-based IT company that is focused on cybersecurity. Protect...
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PodcastJun 05, 2019

Explaining Brazil #63: Earth v. Bolsonaro

This episode, World Environment Day: Earth v. Bolsonaro, is supported by .Futuro | Rio, the B2B conference about technology for decision makers. On June 5,...