Brazil, Biden and the Border

Jan 12, 2023
5:43 PM

L: Protesters, supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro, clash with police during a protest outside the Planalto Palace building in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, January 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) R: President Joe Biden walks with U.S. Border Patrol agents along a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso Texas, Sunday, January 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Following a week that included a failed coup attempt in Brazil by followers of former president Jair Bolsonaro and U.S. president Joe Biden receiving heavy criticism for expanding Trump-era immigration policy, what parallels can be drawn from these events? Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela searches for answers by welcoming both Sabrina Fernandes and Juliana Macedo do Nascimento to discuss both issues.

Sabrina Fernandes is a São Paulo-based sociologist. Juliana Macedo do Nascimento is the Deputy Director of Federal Advocacy for United We Dream.