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Why the Northern media misreads, and misreports, Brazilian politics.

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When you live in a foreign country, you begin to perceive this huge gap between what the American media is reporting about events in general, and what people living abroad actually think. I have a lot of friends in the US who consider themselves progressive or liberal - but the information the receive in the English language media - about the Middle East, and Latin America - it's just so very different from what's happening on the ground.

Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier explains why the Northern media gets Brazilian politics so wrong - echoing US State Department master narratives that empower Brazil's post-coup criminal elite government, and obscuring the larger takeover of Latin American politics by a marginal, but powerful right operating without a consensus anywhere but the op-ed pages of American newspapers.

Brian's book of interviews, Voices From the Brazilian Left, is available to order now from Brasil Wire.

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Brian Mier is co-editor at Brasil Wire and Brazil correspondant for TeleSur English's news program From the South.

 

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