Militarized Security in Rio de Janeiro Evokes the Days of Brazil’s Dictatorship

Members of a samba school portray drug traffickers during Carnival celebrations, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb. 13, 2018 (AP photo by Silvia Izquierdo).
Members of a samba school portray drug traffickers during Carnival celebrations, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb. 13, 2018 (AP photo by Silvia Izquierdo).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and managing editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss President Donald Trump’s first trade war—not with China, but with Canada, Mexico and the European Union. For the Report, Christopher Looft talks with WPR’s senior editor, Robbie Corey-Boulet, about the Brazilian government’s move to militarize security in Rio de Janeiro and the political impact across Brazil. If you like what you hear on Trend Lines and what you’ve read on WPR, you can sign up for our free newsletter to get our uncompromising analysis delivered straight to your inbox. The newsletter offers a free […]

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