24 minutes | Jul 1, 2021

Jair Bolsonaro Under Pressure

A congressional inquiry, a slow vaccine rollout and renewed threat of impeachment have put Jair Bolsonaro under intense pressure. But Brazil’s president could still rebound thanks to support in Congress and a potential economic recovery, says Patrícia Campos Mello. The acclaimed journalist says Bolsonaro’s fate will hinge on complicated set of factors, including the performance of his likely 2022 election opponent, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Guests: - Patrícia Campos Mello is an award-winning reporter and columnist at leading Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. - Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly. Supplemental Reading: "Bolsonaro’s Turmoil Could Be the Amazon’s Gain," by Oliver Stuenkel. (https://americasquarterly.org/article/bolsonaros-turmoil-could-be-the-amazons-gain/)
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