On Tuesday, 4 December 2018, the BBC World Service Radio programme World Questions comes to São Paulo, for a public debate at the Brazilian British Centre, at a crucial time for the country.
The discussion, which will be held in English, will cover Brazil's most pressing political, social and foreign policy issues and will include Luiz Philippe de Orléans e Bragança, Federal Deputy for São Paulo for the Social Liberal Party (PSL), Margarida Salomão, Member of the Chamber of Deputies, of the Workers' Party (PT), Mércia Silva, director of anti-slavery organization, InPACTO, and Fernando Schüler, Professor of Political Science at Insper University.
Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing former army officer, has been elected as Brazil’s next president after a dramatic and divisive election that looks set to radically alter the future of the world’s fourth biggest democracy.
President-elect Bolsonaro, who built his campaign around pledges to crush corruption and crime, and restore traditional values, has promised to change the destiny of Brazil. But which direction will he take the country in? And can he deliver on his commitments to reduce crime, reform the economy and end political corruption?
Jonny Dymond will present the programme, which will be led by questions from a Brazilian audience.
About BBC World Questions
BBC World Questions is a series of events delivered in partnership with the British Council.
As a cultural relations and educational organisation and partner of the BBC World Service, the British Council helps to enable a platform where the general public can join a democratic debate on a global forum.
BBC World Service delivers news content around the world in English and 41 other language services, on radio, TV, and digital, reaching a weekly audience of 269 million. As part of BBC World Service, BBC Learning English teaches English to global audiences. The BBC attracts a weekly global news audience of 346 million people to its international news services including BBC World Service, BBC World News television channel, and www.bbc.com/news.
How to attend?
We apologise but registrations are now closed.
Entry to the event is free; prior registration is required. Whilst we hope to accomodate everyone, please arrive in good time to be sure of a seat.
Please note that this event will be held in English, and simultaneous translation will not be available.