Episode 1: Brazil – Health, Sports and Corruption

Guest: Dr. Jean Daudelin, Associate Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University

About: In our inaugural episode, we dig a little deeper into some of the political and economic challenges facing Brazil just as the Olympic games approach later this summer. How did Brazil get here? Dr. Daudelin recently spent 10 months in Brazil and sits down with Mitch Robitaille and Mel Camaganacan for his perspectives on the policy climate in Brazil.

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Left to Right: Dr. Daudelin, Mel Camaganacan, Mitch Robitaille, Jacqui Ruesga, Mark Haichin, Shadtha Ali and Devyn Wallenius

Professor Daudelin teaches on development and conflict. He is a specialist of Latin America, particularly Brazil, Central America and Colombia, where he has researched religious movements, indigenous politics, urban violence, economic integration, and regional politics. His current research focuses on property rights and conflict, on Brazilian foreign policy and international relations in the Americas, and on crime and violence in Latin America.

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Music by: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music, Cumbia No Frills Faster by Kevin MacLeod found from http://incompetech.com/ and I Am Running with Temporary Success from a Monstrous Vacuum by Chris Zabriskie found at http://chriszabriskie.com/

News clip from Democracy Now.

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