On October 28, 2018, Brazil elected far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro as president. He assumed office on January 1, 2019. What has been happening in Brazil during the first few weeks of his presidency? On today’s episode, we get the updates from Victor Pougy, a journalist based in Rio de Janeiro. He and Esty discuss the political situation under Bolsonaro’s leadership, including the effects on human rights, environmental protections, the military, the media landscape, and the economy.
Note: There are audio quality issues for the first several minutes of the interview. The audio quality improves at the 3-minute mark.