Bolsonaro's Brazil: Murder, God and Carnaval | Foreign Correspondent

  • Published: 09 April 2019
  • "People want to break the system - and the great symbol to break the system was Bolsonaro" – Rodrigo Amorim, MP and friend of new President Bolsonaro

    Jair Bolsonaro vaulted to power on a pledge to smash corruption and endemic violent crime that sees around 60,000 in Brazil murdered each year. Bolsonaro lets police shoot to kill, his army of supporters love him for it. It seems not to matter that the former soldier praises past military dictatorships, or that he trash-talks women, or that he is a homophobe.

    But there was one killing that’s become a rallying point for those who oppose the new president. Black, gay, favela-raised politician Marielle Franco was a fierce critic of a policing system that kills a reported 5000 people a year.

    A year ago she and her driver were gunned down by unknown assailants. Just this month, two ex-military police were arrested in connection with the killings.

    In death, Marielle Franco looms as large as she did in life. As preparations get under way for the spectacular annual Carnaval, huge flags are unfurled bearing her image. She has become a heroine and galvanising figure for opponents of the new order.

    In Rio, reporter Sally Sara moves from wealthy gated communities to crime-infested favelas to explore why yet another democracy has turned to a hard-right absolutist leader.

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Comments • 3 414

  • Luís Santos
    Luís Santos  5 hours back

    20:28 kkkkk Como a Loira deve estar hoje ? Arrependida naoh é nao Bolsominion. Agora imagine vc o Brasil sendo vendido pelos Milicianos que os próprios Cariocas ajudaram botar no poder. MAis desempregos, mais miseráveis e mais Arrastoesh na Porta de seu Condomínio. Sua estupida !!!

    • Sunflower Productions
      Sunflower Productions  1 days back

      60.000 murders under the left government ! The left took away the self defense rigths away for honest people.

      • Sunflower Productions
        Sunflower Productions  1 days back

        Murder rates had DECREASED more than 20% after BOLSONARO elections ! Mr.Lula is now in jail , radical left is out of control.

        • Lourenço Fontana
          Lourenço Fontana  4 days back

          Quem abriu mão de garantia individual e coletiva? Mentirosa comunista, perdeu a boquinha foi? O BRASIL expulsou o PT, uma quadrilha armada de caneta e gravata, que saqueou o país por 16 anos. Obrigado Bolsonaro, nos livrou do MAL MAIOR, o PT! Lula preso, esquerdistas desesperados, estão tendo que trabalhar, criminalidade já caiu mais de 22%, mesmo o congresso não aprovando ainda o pacote anti crime do Moro! Avante Brasil, a esquerda mentirosa e corrupta acabou.

          • JJ Rimini
            JJ Rimini  7 days back

            All south america could thanks the jew kissinger who put so many puppets of the right wing to serve the elites interests.
            The result is violence never end

            • sergio silva
              sergio silva  1 weeks back

              This is the fault of 16 years of leftist rule. "Luiz inácio lula thief.Bolsonaro the best ruler of the country of all time. Gleen's husband who is a thief. Come to know Brazil that is being changed now, for the better. Much better !!!

              • Sara Luz Sousa
                Sara Luz Sousa  1 weeks back

                Brazil is on Sorth América and have federatives States 26, capital from Brazil is Brasília, Brazil is so big no resume only in Rio. I am brasilian and I live in Minas Gerais, but I don't live in a favela, I am poor, I studed in public School, I never kill, I never steal, I never use drugs, I never see a army and I hate carnaval. I think that you are generalizing with these documentary. I don't like It.😒

                • Desenhos e Quadrinhos por Elias Smith

                  Gringo de esquerda falando do Brasil é igual uma anta de Marte tentando falar inglês. Sou brasileiro, EU posso falar o que é fake ou armado, então...go home, bullshits.

                  • Darley Freitas
                    Darley Freitas  2 weeks back

                    This two gays need to be in hell and moreover this leftist media don’t tell the truth, but this two gays guys they are criminals and that they never tells you... so be aware of this lies...

                    • RELAXADO
                      RELAXADO  2 weeks back

                      Gangs have ran Brasil better than the government can. I don't like the government takeover. We could deal with the gangs. Things ran much smoother.

                      • João Vitor dos Santos Camargo

                        Um equívoco

                        • Curbmaster0312
                          Curbmaster0312  2 weeks back

                          i date anita da silva from rio... jesus christ that body, that eyes... the smell of her hair... no other women came even near!
                          we used to avoid rio and moved away from brazil! it is a great country but you can't live peacefully !

                          • Free World
                            Free World  2 weeks back

                            The shocking thing is, most Brazilians won't even see things like this on TV. They'd be at home watching Cicade Alerta, their soap operas or futebol.

                            • terry helton
                              terry helton  2 weeks back

                              So do I.

                              • 2009starlite
                                2009starlite  2 weeks back

                                Just another white takeover Evangelical brainwashing is another form of takeover don’t forget it’s a business and a control mechanism that caters to the right because it produces less resistance for the right and the wealthy corporations multinationals targeting the poor. They create violence so then the government can come in and implement new laws and changes that don’t help the poor.

                                • Alvaro Valdovinos
                                  Alvaro Valdovinos  2 weeks back

                                  Conservative right politics never work and always ends a hot mess.

                                • João Roso
                                  João Roso  2 weeks back

                                  Haha. It's the richest country on earth in minerals and resources but one of the poorest has of money. Another failed state latin america country, Desordem e retrocesso

                                  • Pat Cavanaugh
                                    Pat Cavanaugh  2 weeks back

                                    When the rain forests are gone, are they going to plant food, or will they build condos, malls, banks and golf courses? Many Americans are misinformed or are guessing wrong... the media isn't saying what the plan is for the land, after the smoke settles.

                                    • Ana Jesus
                                      Ana Jesus  2 weeks back

                                      Brazil..A beautiful place with talents...deserve a Good genuine President..not Mr.B

                                      • Ana Jesus
                                        Ana Jesus  2 weeks back

                                        Bolsonoro..a phsyco...a killer...

                                        • Funky Cat
                                          Funky Cat  2 weeks back

                                          American gangsters are only show off kids tryna be rough but they'd run away from these g's like real cows if they' re in Brazil😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

                                          • low sistem
                                            low sistem  2 weeks back

                                            Some of this black president especially Nigeria, Ghana need to have visited Brazil, to remind them that the Island they are killing black in made is part of West Africa, the black continent not like the lies people told us pointing black in Africa land were slaves that ran to Africa.
                                            I still like to tell them that without arms, no white head would have been there.
                                            Catholicism most reverse what the said about Africa in the story of Moses.

                                            • gentil77
                                              gentil77  2 weeks back

                                              Check crime statistics of other UK, the USA where they were 44.000 murders in 2017 mostly women and 17 000 suicides. 2.2 million in jails.. Check statistics for South Africa where you have to live like in a fortress. I dont think Brazil comes close to that

                                              • gentil77
                                                gentil77  2 weeks back

                                                There is something wrong here... European Union pledges 30 million to help fight the fire... Thanks..but for the Notre Dame fire.. Europe pledges 1 billion... Europe cares that much for the environment Just help Evo morales he is doing more than any of the other countries affected by the fire.. Evo is in negotiations to buy a new supertanker.. That is probably 400 million?

                                                • Canal Patriotas
                                                  Canal Patriotas  3 weeks back

                                                  #Bolsonaropresidente2022 tá ok!

                                                  • Laryssa Arruda
                                                    Laryssa Arruda  3 weeks back

                                                    Brasil não é apenas Rio De Janeiro! Bolsonaro ♥️

                                                    • Ironic Shit
                                                      Ironic Shit  2 weeks back

                                                      Sim, pq a outra parte do Brasil tem mais homicidios que o RJ. As cidades do Nordeste e Norte

                                                    • Eva Jeduthun
                                                      Eva Jeduthun  3 weeks back

                                                      Your bastard B...will burn in hell for killing AMAZON

                                                  • Pat Cavanaugh
                                                    Pat Cavanaugh  3 weeks back

                                                    POLICE HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEFEND THEMSELVES, NOT TO SHOOT UNARMED TEENS.

                                                    • Pat Cavanaugh
                                                      Pat Cavanaugh  3 weeks back

                                                      Beware of false prophets...the first clue is when they ask for money, when they should be asking for prayer in unison. Jesus never asked for money. All he asked for was faith and brotherly love among the masses.

                                                    • Pat Cavanaugh
                                                      Pat Cavanaugh  3 weeks back

                                                      The seven-headed dragon has fully awakened and is devouring everyone and everything in its path.

                                                      • Pat Cavanaugh
                                                        Pat Cavanaugh  3 weeks back

                                                        God bless and protect you, all of you beautiful, romantic people who celebrate your life but worry for your future. You are not alone. The squirrels used to steal my pears from the tree, but this year, the squirrels are gone. The pears are ripe and falling to the ground and rotting. I am too old to reach them and they keep falling.Where are the squirrels? Did they die? Is it the chemtrails that killed them? Why are the pears falling and rotting so quickly...some are turning brown on the tree. Our world is turning brown and falling. We need to pray together for God to take charge. Why are there so many demons in our world.

                                                        • Pat Cavanaugh
                                                          Pat Cavanaugh  2 weeks back

                                                          @Ana Jesus Thanks and God bless you, Ana Jesus.

                                                        • Ana Jesus
                                                          Ana Jesus  2 weeks back

                                                          Pat Cavanaugh beautiful mesage

                                                      • Tupinik
                                                        Tupinik  3 weeks back

                                                        14:41 THIS GUY IS A COMPLETE SCOUNDREL!! 15:08 They're not gonna flee the country because they were DENIED ENTRY in the USA!

                                                        • Tupinik
                                                          Tupinik  3 weeks back

                                                          Cheap journalism! Only going to the well trodden path, spit out the same leftist/progressive mantras and show the same stereotypes as ever!...

                                                          • Tupinik
                                                            Tupinik  3 weeks back

                                                            The leftist international media only shows and gives voice to the lefts and "progressives"! While the silent MAJORITY who are fed up with the leftist LIES will continue to elect those who the international media HATES!!

                                                            • V F
                                                              V F  3 weeks back

                                                              This film is super biased

                                                              • Lucas Frias
                                                                Lucas Frias  3 weeks back

                                                                Me doy cuenta que argentinos y brasileros somos muy distintos. A nosotros no nos interesa la religión (en general), y somos más tolerantes con la diversidad sexual.

                                                                • Guilherme Brandão
                                                                  Guilherme Brandão  3 weeks back

                                                                  Send Glen Greenwald back to his country we don't need this drug dealer lover here.

                                                                  • Josue Martins
                                                                    Josue Martins  3 weeks back

                                                                    O Brasil é muito maior que o rio de janeiro só falam do rio coisa chata

                                                                    • Funky Cat
                                                                      Funky Cat  1 weeks back

                                                                      Well, Brazil has places that are worse than rio.

                                                                  • john jay
                                                                    john jay  3 weeks back

                                                                    *BOLSONARO BEST PRESIDENT BRAZIL EVER HAD UP TO THIS DAY!*

                                                                    • Francisco de Castro
                                                                      Francisco de Castro  3 weeks back

                                                                      Rio is not stunning. Stop fantasizing. Rio is very dangerous!

                                                                      • marco silva
                                                                        marco silva  3 weeks back

                                                                        This is a very poorly produced video, limited to a small part of our continental country. Rio is deeply known for high level of corruption spread on the political system, but it doesn`t date from beginning of 2019.

                                                                        What sny foreigner should know is the that social system is cruel to the poorest and those who claim to defend them are, actually, who establishes policies to favor the powerful and the system controllers.

                                                                        Since military regime we have been experiencing left party goverments in all levels and now that situation has changed the establishment is fighting with all they have to regain power. It comes in all forms, since media stream fake news propagation, to politicians trying to pass laws in congress against corruption fight.

                                                                        The path to Brazil`s development goes not only through education (which model has to be changed as far as possible) but also by economic freedom.

                                                                        ABC should be really careful before saying things about president`s caracter, because there is no proof of what was stated, and also just to update the video, since the begining of new government crime ratio has dropped around 20% in the first semester, almost 450 thousand new jobs were created in country. Pension reform which was tried to pass under the last 3 presindents (including Lula) is now on senate and will probably approved by october. Economical freedom law just passed and will be sactioned by president, this will change lives of millions of people who can now endeavor and produce wealth without state assistance.

                                                                        A bit more of what was accomplished so far. A free economic trade with EU was reached by brazilian miniters team. This agreement was on a table for more than 20 years but was never closed in previous governments. Last week another free trade economic deal was closed, this time with EFTA.

                                                                        Car wash operation fighting corruption is stronger than ever, and supported by the majority of brazilian population. We still have a judiciary power acting against constitution in order to protect themselves and it associates, but soon the true will come up.

                                                                        In the end if you really want to know about what Brazil is, and what is really happening here, I suggest you to travel a lot, and don`t stay only on "favelas" in Rio where you will only see a small part of the country and take a biased side of the history.

                                                                        • Armin S
                                                                          Armin S  3 weeks back

                                                                          Who knows the song at 7:20 ? It’s beautiful!

                                                                          • Carlos Eduardo de Carvalho

                                                                            There's no way to believe in any documentary where Glenn Greenwald opens his mouth..To tendencious and shallow.

                                                                            • Welber Salles
                                                                              Welber Salles  3 weeks back

                                                                              The only good think in Australia is Mount Panorama race track - everything else is Kanguru. Right, mate?!

                                                                              • Sub Zero
                                                                                Sub Zero  3 weeks back

                                                                                Mariella não representa o brasil!!!
                                                                                Glewww é criminoso, vai ser deportado do Brasil logo logo

                                                                                • Sub Zero
                                                                                  Sub Zero  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Bolsonaro 2022 !!!
                                                                                  O Brasil está com ele

                                                                                  • Sub Zero
                                                                                    Sub Zero  3 weeks back

                                                                                    BRASIL é o paraíso
                                                                                    Não tem furacões, ciclones e muito menos na mira de terroristas
                                                                                    Né? E.U.A?

                                                                                    • Ironic Shit
                                                                                      Ironic Shit  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Sim, só tem pessoas morrendo na mão dos traficantes nas favelas.

                                                                                  • Igor Lucena
                                                                                    Igor Lucena  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Brazil is sick. Brazilians are sick. Have always been, but now are Showing their true colors, backed by a manic president and a strong evangelical church that has taken over the Congress. Just Read through the comments and u can see how many insane people are cursing this beautiful documentary. Thanks for showing the world whats happening inside this madhouse

                                                                                    • MrSmash1000
                                                                                      MrSmash1000  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Countries where HATE (a.k.a Bolsonaro) wins the presidential elections does not deserve, nor will have a good future. The problem of Brazil is the hateful, bigoted people that live there. I will never consider to visit Brazil and I am happier than ever now to be living in a civilised country in my beloved Europe.