Anyone who pays attention to the world’s problems knows that Brazil, the world’s largest country by physical size with eight people, has been in financial trouble for many years. Many Americans, however, do not understand what is on the minds of the crisis, or how recent developments, including the 2018 election of Jair Bolsonaro, have affected you.
Writing Brazil in Crisis: The Pleasures and Paths of a Nation, Marianne Camp Campena began to explore what led to the current crisis in Brazil. Today, Kempag is an American citizen, but he spent his early years growing up in Brazil in the 1950s and 1960s. He was not a Brazilian himself, a Chinese father and a German mother were born in China and he went to Brazil as a child. She then moved to the United States as a young woman. However, in Campagna, Brazil will always be at home. Growing up near Rio de Janeiro, he loved Brazilian culture, customs and people, and his heart was pounding to see the rise of crime and corruption in this country full of joy, laughter and rich cultural traditions.
Campagna’s main focus in this book is to explain the Brazilian political process and the 2018 presidential election in Brazil to understand all the things that have started to make Jere Bolsonaro the president of Brazil. To better understand the election, K Camp Mpena says you have to understand Brazil, so you take students on a cultural journey to Brazil, past and present.
As an American today, Campagna also explores how Brazil is similar but different from the United States. Jair Bolsonaro has been dubbed the “Trump of the Tropics” because he loves Donald Trump and has similar policies in many ways. At the same time, the United States is a country that believes in a dynamic personality while Brazil is a united society. Citing Mother Teresa, Kempag speaks of loneliness in America where people often don’t even know their neighbors, and there is a real sense of community in Brazil. Both countries share the history of European colonization and the ongoing legacy of slavery. These and other comparisons help American students better understand the Brazilian experience and judge for themselves the qualifications and qualities of this amazing nation.
Campagna began his discussion by writing about the burning of the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro in September 2018 before the national election. Many good things were lost as a result of this tragedy. From there, Campagna presented a multi-topic discussion, including Brazilian Society, Brazilian Culture, Brazilian History, Favalas, Corruption, Crime, Real Money, and finally, the 2018 Presidential Election and a look at it. The future of Brazil.
After studying Brazil in Crisis, I wanted to know more about Brazil myself. I mourn the poverty of the slum dwellers, while we admire their ingenuity and ability to survive without the many things given in the United States. I could listen to Brazilian music and taste Brazilian food and enjoy the streets of Rio and the Amazon. At the same time, I was thrilled that I had not lived under a dictatorship or that I had experienced crime and corruption in most parts of Brazil.
The revelation of the Brazilian political system was particularly interesting. Campagna explains that while Brazil is a democracy, it is not perfect. Many destructive forces plague the government and its political systems, including high-level corruption. In addition, there are more than forty groups, so it is understandable, each party tries to pull the country to the other, it is difficult to agree with the country properly. During an election, if one does not get a majority, the two parties with the most votes in the second election fight to decide who will be elected. In this case, it is possible that a party with less than one percent of the vote could be elected to power early.
At the same time, Campagna is quick to point out social divisions in Brazil. There is an upper class and then everyone, which makes real Brazilians. These people are warm and friendly and proud of their cultural heritage. C Brazil Mpagna, like many Brazilians he met, misses Brazilians very much, which is why he continues to return to the country of his childhood.
I can say a lot about the beauty, magic and sorrow that characterizes Brazil, but you learn better about it in Brazil in times of crisis. Then take a trip to see Brazil. After reading this book, I think you will look forward to traveling, and finally you will see that we are all citizens of the world and as much as we understand each other, we will know that we are more like us than our Latin neighbors can imagine .