The Heat: Brazil at a Crossroads

The Heat

The Heat: Brazil at a Crossroads

Political upheaval, economic downturn and corruption scandals: Brazil is at a crossroads. So, what’s the way forward for a Latin American giant in crisis?

2015 was not Brazil’s easiest year. Several widespread protests across the country called for change. Confidence in president Dilma Rousseff reached a record low.
A scandal at state-run oil conglomerate Petrobras exposed corruption. All while the economy stagnated and began a free fall.
2016 hasn’t started off much better either.

For a Brazilian perspective, from Rio de Janeiro, The Heat was joined by CCTV America’s Lucrecia Franco.
Follow Lucrecia Franco on Twitter.

To discuss the current political and economic climate:

The Heat: Brazil at a Crossroads pt1

The Heat: Brazil at a Crossroads pt1

Political upheaval, economic downturn and corruption scandals: Brazil is at a crossroads. So, what’s the way forward for a Latin American giant in crisis? 2015 was not Brazil’s easiest year. Several widespread protests across the country called for change. Confidence in president Dilma Rousseff reached a record low. A scandal at state-run oil conglomerate Petrobras exposed corruption. All while the economy stagnated and began a free fall. 2016 hasn't started off much better either. For a Brazilian perspective, from Rio de Janeiro, The Heat was joined by CCTV America’s Lucrecia Franco. Follow Lucrecia Franco on Twitter. To discuss the current political and economic climate: Ligia Maura Costa is a professor of legal studies at Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo. Bernardo Sorj is a professor of Sociology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

    • Ligia Maura Costa is a professor of legal studies at Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo.
    • Bernardo Sorj is a professor of Sociology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

To discuss Brazil’s future and the youth movement:

The Heat: Brazil at a Crossroads pt2

The Heat: Brazil at a Crossroads pt2

Political upheaval, economic downturn and corruption scandals: Brazil is at a crossroads. So, what’s the way forward for a Latin American giant in crisis? 2015 was not Brazil’s easiest year. Several widespread protests across the country called for change. Confidence in president Dilma Rousseff reached a record low. A scandal at state-run oil conglomerate Petrobras exposed corruption. All while the economy stagnated and began a free fall. 2016 hasn't started off much better either. For a Brazilian perspective, from Rio de Janeiro, To discuss Brazil's future and the youth movement: Fabio Ostermann is one of the founders and a former coordinator of Movimento Brasil Livre. Paulo Sotero is director of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.