Video | Brazil´s biggest party, carnival, takes a political stance

Our show also highligts a major workers’ strike, crimes by multinationals as well as a delicious local recipe.

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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, in What´s Happening in Brazil, find out how unemployed workers struggle to make extra cash by selling beverages to party goers during carnival. Also, see how one of Brazil’s biggest samba schools is turning the celebration into an act of resistance against the right wing establishment, discrimination, and promoting human rights.

In our News Update segment, see how irresponsible mining by multinational corporations, continues to harm Brazil´s poorest communities in the north of the country. Furthermore, understand the story behind the workers’ strike at Petrobras, the state owned oil giant. 

Finally, in Brazilianism, learn the recipe for a local delicacy, a tasty porridge made with yam biomass and mangoes. 

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.

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Edited by: Aline Scátola e Ítalo Piva