Jair Bolsonaro's presidency has been a disaster for Brazil. Over 650,000 dead from Covid-19. Amazon deforestation. Rising fascism. Budget cuts. Fake news. Threats to democracy.
In this introduction to Brazil on Fire, host journalist Michael Fox sets the scene for the podcast by looking back on the last four years and why understanding Bolsonaro's rise is important now, ahead of Brazil's presidential election on October 2.
This is Brazil on Fire. A new podcast about Brazil’s descent toward fascism under Bolsonaro. Over the coming six episodes we’ll look at Bolsonaro’s far-right government that set the country ablaze, and how the United States helped him do it.
Featuring host Latin America-based journalist Michael Fox.
Produced in partnership by The Real News Network and the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).
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