This week in What’s Happening in Brazil, we investigate the reasons behind the Brazilian government’s lackluster response to the coronavirus, and how this has reeked havoc in some parts of the country. All the while, though vaccines are already available for distribution, the process has been slow and confusing, having reached only three percent of the population so far.
In our Story of the Week segment, we’ll take a look at how an ecosystem that was severely destroyed by wildfires last year is slowly recovering due to combined efforts by civil society and indigenous groups. All the while, the Federal government remains aloof and neglectful towards the severity of the situation.
Our Culture Talk segment this week showcases the plight of a musical theory doctoral candidate who is striving to make a once shunned and looked down upon musical style, funk, a mainstay within musical academia.
Lastly, in our Brazilianism segment, we will introduce you to a band with a very unique concept, and teach you a delicious local recipe. Enjoy the show!
Edited by: Daniel Lamir