Brazil – Brazil in the age of Bolsonaro (Chatham House)

Whether over matters of COVID-19 infection rates, environmental concerns, or political polarization, Brazil has become a focus in the news of late.

  • What explains the seeming political and policy upheaval in a country that a short decade ago was hailed as rising global power?
  • What are the implications for the 2022 presidential elections and Brazil’s economic growth?


Richard Lapper, Author, Beef, Bible and Bullets: Brazil in the Age of Bolsonaro; Associate Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House

Adriana Abdenur, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Plataforma CIPÓ; Member, UN Committee on Development Policy

Arminio Fraga, Founding Partner, Gavea Investimentos; President, Central Bank of Brazil (1999-2002)

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