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Bolsonaro talks to press from ramp of Planalto
President Jair Bolsonaro speaks to the press from the ramp of Planalto Palace (May 12, 2020).

Brazil is facing crises on multiple fronts: COVID-19 cases continue to spike, the economy is in tatters, and the president is scrambling to rebuild political support following criticism of his pandemic response and the resignation of his justice minister in April. In this episode, host Anya Prusa talks with Nick Zimmerman, former NSC Director for Brazil and Southern Cone Affairs and Director at Macro Advisory Partners, about the latest political crisis in Brazil, where President Bolsonaro currently stands, and what to watch for in the weeks ahead.


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The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in all sectors.  Read more

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