The dance between democracy and authoritarianism: that has been the main topic of my articles and my podcast. That dance can take different forms. And Brazil presents to us yet another one.
Just when we thought 2021 might be the new beginning we were all waiting for, the insurrection happened in the U.S. To see an attempted coup in established democracies is, thankfully, rather rare, which makes it very much podcast-worthy.
I talk about political changes that took place in Argentina, Bolivia, and Belarus. Why the women in Argentina can breathe more easily, why the indigenous population of Bolivia is hopefully feeling safer, and why what the people in Belarus are engaging should inspire us all.
How does a county fall from the podium of democracy? And is it always a sudden fall?