• The Olympics and Brazil Today with Susanna Hecht

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    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.

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