Brazil Goes Populist – Understanding the Politics


Brazil’s new President is taking the Western world by surprise with his heated rhetoric and aggressive politics. Who is Jair Bolsonaro and what lead to his rapid political rise in the worlds 4th largest democracy? Some analysts are calling Bolsonaro the Trump of South America, but is that comparison accurate?

Chilly Pete speaks with Brazilian political expert Rodrigo Soares to better understand the political realities that catapulted a recently unknown congressman into the international headlines. Is there reason to be concerned about the future of Brazil’s young democracy? Will Bolsonaro be able to remain scandal free? 

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