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

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

Friday, June 1, 2018

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.

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