Brazil 101: The Causes of the Current Conflicts in Brazil

Here at the Best of Brazil Blog one of the things we try to do is keep you updated on the current situation in Brazil. But if you are just joining us, things can get a little confusing. What are these protests all about? Why are these particular political candidates so popular?

None of this happened in a vacuum. To give the backdrop for today’s events, we found this excellent overview.

Keep in mind, a lot has happened since this video was made. Dilma was indeed impeached. Lula is in prison. But this gives a helpful background as to why.

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