Weekly Show

Video | Oil workers go on national strike against layoffs and attacks on sovereignty

A protest staged by an indigenous community and interviews with female comics artists are also featured on weekly show

São Paulo |
Journalist Pamela Oliveira hosts our weekly English-language show featuring the latest news and fun facts about Brazil - Screen capture/Brasil de Fato

This week, Brasil de Fato’s English-language show What’s Happening in Brazil reports on the nationwide strike organized by Brazilian oil workers to protest against layoffs and the dismantling of the state-run oil giant Petrobras.

We also report on the demonstration staged by a Guarani indigenous community in the city of São Paulo, which occupied a property to protest against the felling of trees near their village.

The Story of the Week features the final installment of our three-part special series about the one-year anniversary of the Brumadinho dam disaster, the biggest man-made environmental disaster in Brazil’s history. A community leader, an environmental engineer, and a local resident spoke with Brasil de Fato about the mining giant Vale’s plan to store the toxic mud that poured from the dam in an open pit.

For this week’s Culture Talk segment, we sat down with female comics creators who spoke about their work, challenges, and the fact that they do not want to be stuck in the same old patterns of a once male-dominated field.

Finally, Brazilianism will show how easy it is to make a vegan rendition of one of Brazil’s most popular desserts: brigadeiro.

Watch the show:

All What's Happening in Brazil episodes are available at Brasil de Fato's YouTube channel, where you'll also find a special English-content playlist.

Partners who wish to include a longer version of the show in their schedule may contact our international team at [email protected] or send a WhatsApp message to +55 11 993 055 156.

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Edited by: Aline Scátola