The Olympics and Brazil Today with Susanna Hecht
Original Air Date: August 10, 2016
As we did in 2012, CLBR takes an Olympic detour to focus on the state of its host country – Brazil with Susanna Hecht of UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs and its Latin American Institute.
Among other things, Brazil is:
- the 5th largest and 5th most populous country on earth;
- the 7th largest economy;
- home to the 4th largest population of internet users;
- the 3rd largest producer of renewable energy;
- home to 21 of the 50 most violent cities in the world;
- suffering from a severe recession; and
- is in a state of political crisis.