By Kathy Swart, Library Faculty
By the time of this lecture, Brazilian voters will have just decided between democracy and what many view as a return to fascist authoritarianism. What is the context of this divisive election? What are the facts about the imprisonment of Lula, who was predicted to win the election? And the ousting of Dilma Rousseff in 2016, an act viewed by many as a parliamentary coup? How are both of these events related to the corruption of Brazil’s current government? How has the information landscape in both Brazil and the U.S. contributed to widespread ignorance of Brazil’s history? What was the role of the U.S. government in Brazil’s 1964-1985 dictatorship and in the present crisis?
All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.