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Defending Democracy Post-Insurrection in Brazil

Amid the attack on democracy in Brazil, what lies ahead?
Supporters of Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro demonstrate against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Brasilia Play Podcast

About the Episode

Brazilian authorities swiftly detained more than 1,500 pro-Bolsonaro rioters in connection with the January 8 attack on Brazil's capital and have charged dozens in recent days. Following the insurrection, what deeper challenges lie ahead for Brazil's president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva? On Deep Dish, Sarah Esther Maslin and Ryan Berg unpack Brazil’s response and what the future holds for one of the world’s largest democracies.

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About the Experts
Brazil Correspondent, The Economist
Sarah Maslin
Sarah Esther Maslin is a journalist for The Economist in São Paulo, Brazil. She was previously a freelancer based in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Sarah Maslin
Director, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Ryan C. Berg is director in the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His research focuses on US-Latin America relations, authoritarian regimes, armed conflict, strategic competition, and trade and development issues.
Brian Hanson
Former Vice President, Studies
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Brian Hanson served as the vice president of studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He managed the Council's research operations and hosted the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
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