Brazil’s National Crisis Brought Down Lula – It Could Destroy Bolsonaro, Too | Sunday National | June 2019
Over the past two months, Brazil has been convulsed by a series of strikes, protests, and public demonstrations. On 16 May, thousands of students and teachers took to the streets in opposition to budget cuts imposed on the education system by the new far-right government of president Jair Bolsonaro.
As a rule, political journalists should avoid writing about countries they haven’t visited. It’s impossible to cover a story properly unless you’ve actually witnessed its effects, in some fashion, at first hand. Otherwise, you miss the essential, granular details that mark one place out from another. In this instance, however, I’m willing to make an […]