Politics in Brazil Today: Eyewitness Discussion with Journalist Michael Fox

Friday, 8 January 2021 - 7:00am to 8:30am


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Interviews and Discussion

Jacob Andrewartha sits down with long-time multimedia journalist and radio reporter Michael Fox to discuss politics in Brazil. The discussion focuses on far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, in particular his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and policy of environmental destruction, and the grassroots resistance to his government. Also discussed are the recent municipal elections that took place in November. 

Fox is a former editor of NACLA Report on the Americas, former director of video production at teleSUR English, and a former steering committee member of the daily radio news show, FSRN. Fox has reported extensively from across Latin America for NPRPRI’s The World, DWThe NationBusiness InsiderThe InterceptAJ+TRT WorldThe Real News and numerous other outlets

He is currently working on a 11-part podcast series titled "Brazil on Fire" that takes listeners across Brazil to cover Bolsonaro’s rise to power, the motivation of his supporters, and the communities that are holding on, resisting, or trying to fight back. You can read more about the project here.

You can listen to the individual interview here via Green Left.

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