About: In this episode, we discuss the urban violence in Brazilian cities and the how it has become a central factor for the rise in popularity of Brazil’s far-right president elect, Jair Bolsonaro. Violence in Brazilian cities has challenged the Brazilian government and law-enforcement authorities for many long years. However, 2017 was particularly violent in Brazil with an increase in the number of homicides at a record of 63,380 people murdered across the country. What are the underlying factors leading to such a surge in violence? How has this affected the political sentiment in Brazil? Join Mitch as he sits down with Dr. Daudelin to unpack urban violence in Brazil.
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