Rio 2016; What Happened to Brazil? (BBC Documentary)

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During the preparations for Rio 2016, Brazil was caught up in a major political and financial crisis. These crises also affected the organization and legacy of the first South American Olympic Games. The series of videos below reconstructs the (political) events of recent years.

 

What Happened to Brazil? Part 1: How Brazil’s dreams died
In the first of a three part series, BBC News explores the crisis years of 2013-2018 in Brazil. Not so long ago, Brazil seemed set to become one of the most successful countries of the twenty first century, but widespread corruption, mass protests, a recession and violent crime have led to a series of upheavals which have seen governments thrown out and political leaders jailed.

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What Happened to Brazil? Part 2: How corruption shook Brazil
As a controversial new President takes power, this three part documentary series explores the crisis years of 2013-2018 in Brazil. Episode two examines how an extraordinary corruption investigation shook Brazil’s business and political elite, and how President Dilma was impeached in an act her supporters still describe as a “coup.”

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What Happened to Brazil? Part 3: Brazil: A divided nation
As a controversial new President takes power, this three part documentary series explores the crisis years of 2013-2018 in Brazil. The final episode includes an exclusive interview with Lula, the imprisoned former President of Brazil, and examines the tumultuous events which led to the rise to power of Brazil’s deeply controversial new President, Jair Bolsonaro.

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