This week, What’s Happening in Brazil spoke with small farmers who live in three camps set up by the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) in southern Brazil, as they face threats of eviction, even though they have been living and working in the property for at least twenty years.
We also report on the below-inflation minimum wage adjustment announced by the Jair Bolsonaro administration, and pay tribute to Ana Maria Primavesi, a pioneer of agroecology who conducted trailblazing work in Brazil, as she passed away on Jan. 5 at age 99.
This week’s Culture Talk features an interview with singer-songwriter Lucas Santtana. He talked about his latest album, where for the first time he felt the need to make the lyrics stand out from the music to draw attention to the country’s political and social situation.
Finally, the Brazilianism segment will show you the basics to make empadão, a delicious savory pie traditionally made in the state of Goiás.
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Edition: Aline Scátola