I have been slacking off on the podcasts of late due to frustration with Soundcloud. But on Saturday I will be live streaming video and making commentary about the Rio de Janeiro protests all day for VIce
John Kerry’s lame excuse for spying on Brazil; World March of Women comes to Brazil; Tarso Genro on moving from debt servicing to truly democratic state; Urban reform
After two months of protests that started over price gouging in public transportation and spread to a variety of issues spanning the political spectrum, positive results are beginning to be seen in Rio de Janeiro, where governor Sérgio Cabral, once touted in the New York Times as a possible 2014 presidential candidate is now so unpopular that socialist former mayoral candidate Marcelo Freixo said that he doesn’t think he could even get elected as a condominium residents association secretary.
Today’s Podcast: CIA infiltrates Catholic Church, Embezzlement and the PSDB Party, Tables turn on FIFA
Today’s Podcast: Public Transportation Protests, Right to the City, Indigenous woes, interview with Sean Mitchell on Maroon Communities
Today’s podcast: Interview with MST leader; Suicides and austerity measures; Dilma’s popularity rises; Political crisis in Rio
Protesters take over Rio de Janeiro City Council; Espionage and John Kerry’s visit to Brazil; Media Ninja; and The Economist gives up on PSDB
Today’s podcast looks at new Brazilian social movements, democracy deepening in São Paulo and Christina Kirchner’s role in the UN Security Council
Today’s podcast looks at regional integration, police violence and failed privatization scemes
I am interviewed about Brazilian news on this Chicago Radio Show, starting at the 35 minute mark.
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