How The Media Shape Politics - From Dilma in Brazil, to Zuma in South Africa and Trump in the US

A few years ago, Brazil enjoyed VIP treatment in news narratives: it was the rising star on the global stage, the B in BRICS, and the world's new economic powerhouse. Fast-forward to today and it's a completely different story as a political scandal threatens to bring down the country's government. In the past week, millions of people have taken to the streets demanding the removal and impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor, Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva.  In a two-year investigation called Operacao Lava Jato, or Operation Car Wash, prosecutors have uncovered what they say is a billion-dollar corruption scandal at the mammoth oil corporation Petrobras which dates back to Rousseff's time as chair. With the scandal touching many people in Rousseff's inner circle... read more
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