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Brazil in Crisis

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Feb 3, 2016 11:00 pm
  • 20:00

Guest: Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center  Brazil is at the epicenter of the Zika virus epidemic that is now a global health crisis. Last week, Brazil’s health minister was quoted as saying the country was “badly losing” the battle against Zika.  Paulo Sotero says it’s just the latest in a line of leadership failures the country is suffering. The once rising economic power rising star is facing its second consecutive year of deep recession and a major corruption scandal implicating many of Brazil’s top officials and political parties. Now there’s the Zika virus stretching resources and discouraging people from visiting the country. And let’s not forget later this year, Brazil will host the Summer Olympics.