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Brazilian Politics Podcast
29 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
New Cycle of Reforms and Negotiations in Congress
Michael Lopez, Thiago de Aragão and Lucas de Aragão discuss the new cycle of reforms, the municipal elections, Moro and Bolsonaro's relationship and much more!
28 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
Special Edition: Brazilian Foreign Policy
Michael Lopez, Thiago de Aragao and Lucas de Aragão dedicate an entire episode to discuss the current Brazilian Foreign Policy and its main challenges, including relationship with the United States, tension in Venezuela and opportunities with China.
29 minutes | Jan 9, 2020
Looking back to 2019 and into 2020
Michael Lopez, Thiago de Aragão and Lucas de Aragão analyse the main achievements and developments of President Bolsonaro's administration in 2019 and discuss the key issues for 2020.
29 minutes | Jun 6, 2019
Updates from Congress, New Fiscal Plan and the Power of the Executive Branch
Michael Lopez, Thiago de Aragao and Lucas de Aragao discuss the new fiscal plan to help states, updates from Congress and the power of the Executive over the Legislative.
30 minutes | May 28, 2019
Pro-Bolsonaro demonstrations and its aftermath
Michael Lopez, Thiago de Aragao and Lucas de Aragao discuss the context of the pro-Bolsonaro demonstrations, as well as its practical consequences. What are the impacts in the Pension Reform and in the Executive-Legislative relationship?
28 minutes | May 9, 2019
New Chapter in the Pension Reform Battle and Domestic and Foreign Challenges Ahead
Michael Lopez, Thiago de Aragao and Lucas de Aragão discuss the Pension Reform debate in the House Special Committee, as well as challenges ahead in the domestic and foreign front.
29 minutes | Apr 17, 2019
Petrobras controversy, lessons learned in Brasilia & the censorship debate
Michael Lopez, Thiago de Aragao and Lucas de Aragao discuss the controversy around Petrobras. Will the state owned company be free to operate autonomously? Also, lessons learned by Bolsonaro after 100 days in power and the debate over censorship following a Supreme Court decision.
26 minutes | Apr 10, 2019
The first 100 days of Bolsonaro's Presidency
Michael Lopez, Thiago de Aragão and Lucas de Aragão discuss the first 100 days. Is the Government changing its posture or will we see more of the same?
28 minutes | Apr 1, 2019
Political tension in Brasília and consequences of the China-US trade war
Michael Lopez, Thiago de Aragao and Lucas de Aragao discuss the first 100 days of Bolsonaro's Government, China-US trade war and its impact in Brazil and what we should keep an eye on to answer Brasília's most pressing question: is the tension between Congress and Executive dwindling down?
23 minutes | Mar 25, 2019
War of the - Executive, Judiciary & Legislative - Worlds!
Michael Lopez, Thiago de Aragão and Lucas de Aragão discuss the ongoing tension between the Executive and the Legislative and the Legislative and the Judiciary.
19 minutes | Mar 18, 2019
Bolsonaro's first visit to the US and the Pension Reform battle in Congress
Season 02 is underway! Michael Lopez, Thiago de Aragao and Lucas de Aragao discuss the first months of Bolsonaro's administration, the Pension Reform battle and his first visit to the USA.
19 minutes | Dec 8, 2018
Will Bolsonaro organize a strong alliance around him?
Michael Lopez, Thiago de Aragao and Lucas de Aragao discuss recent developments regarding Bolsonaro's future mandate, including his governability and the role of Onyx Lorenzoni, his Chief of Staff.
20 minutes | Nov 28, 2018
Bolsonaro's transition effort and Congressional voting agenda
Michael Lopez, Thiago de Aragão and Lucas de Aragão discuss the transition efforts of Bolsonaro and what to expect from Congress this and next year.
19 minutes | Nov 13, 2018
President elect Jair Bolsonaro's first days in Brasília
Michael Lopez, Thiago de Aragão and Lucas de Aragão comment on Bolsonaro's first cabinet members and recent ruffles between Brasilia's political world and his economic team, led by Paulo Guedes.
21 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
Bolsonaro elected President of Brazil. What comes next?
Michael Lopez, Lucas de Aragão and Thiago de Aragão discuss the next steps of Jair Bolsonaro's victory. What are the priorities? Will transition be smooth? Who are the key members of the next presidential cabinet? And what to expect regarding governability in a fragmented and complex Congress?
19 minutes | Oct 25, 2018
Final stretch: can Haddad close the gap or will Bolsonaro confirm favoritism?
Michael Lopez, Thiago de Aragão and Lucas de Aragão discuss the latest poll. The gap between Bolsonaro (PSL) and Haddad (PT) has reduced. Will it be enough or will Jair Bolsonaro confirm his favoritism be elected on Sunday? Also, what are the priorities of the next President?
26 minutes | Oct 16, 2018
Governability, Policies and Democracy. What to expect from Brazil?
Michael Lopez, Thiago de Aragão and Lucas de Aragão discuss governability, policies and democracy in a new chapter of Brazilian politics.
22 minutes | Oct 9, 2018
We will have a presidential runoff. Now what?
Michael Lopez, Thiago de Aragão and Lucas de Aragão discuss the variables for favoritism in the second round. Also, will the winner have governability in a polarized country and a fragmented Congress?
22 minutes | Oct 1, 2018
Final week of first round of the 2018 Presidential Elections
In the final week of the first round, we discuss the BTG Poll, strategies from the main candidates and possible governing coalitions for 2019.
19 minutes | Sep 25, 2018
New polls, Bolsonaro and Haddad's shift to the center and party strategies for the runoff
Recent Ibope poll indicates PT's Fernando Haddad as a frontrunner in the second round against PSL's Jair Bolsonaro. How will both candidates attract centrist voters? Also, how will Marina, Ciro and Alckmin behave if they don't make the runoff?
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