Brazil is currently facing its worse political crises in several decades as opponents of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attempt to impeach her on corruption charges. But Rousseff has refused to resign and says that impeachment proceedings amount to undemocratic attempts by the right wing opposition to oust her from power, an attempted coup d’etat. In […]
Split show today! First Esty discusses the Brazilian coup with Mark Weisbrot, the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Later she talks with Michael Shellenberger, who is speaking at this year’s Nelson Earth Day Conference. Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He received […]
Geography researchers at the UW are checking up on Brazilian cattle farmers. Under pressure from international groups such as Greenpeace, regional slaughterhouses in Brazil have signed agreements to only purchase beef from ranchers who abide by zero-deforestation practices.
Soccer and sex for hire. Gregory Mitchell from the Metropolitan Ethnographic Lab’s Observatory of Prostitution joins us to talk about the sex industry and the World Cup.
Is it possible that Snowden might get asylum in Brazil? What is the relationship like between the United States and Brazil today? Listen to today’s show to find out more!