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tv   What Happened to Brazil...  BBC News  January 12, 2019 8:30pm-9:00pm GMT

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now it's time for a look at the weather with chris. hello again. it has been a cloudy day today but also on the mild side for all of us. tonight we will keep the cloudy, mild weather. outbreaks of rain, quite heavy rain as well, in scotland will move southwards into northern england and northern ireland while patchy rain in the east of england will ease overnight. it will be a blustery night but also a very mild night with temperatures ranging between 8 and 10 celsius. sunday, two weather fronts move southwards. the first of these a weak cold fronts that will push across england and wales. the second, an occluded front, still bringing rain to scotland. behind that front, the air turns much, much colder. on sunday, england and wales cloudy with a little bit of light rain pushing southwards followed by blustery showers and some brighter weather in the north through the afternoon. sunshine and showers. and, a few of these for northern ireland, more persistent rain for the far north of scotland. temperature—wise, mild across england and wales, cooler further north and cold in shetland, where there could even be some showers of sleet or snow. are
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hello. this is bbc news with geeta guru—murthy. the headlines... a saudi teenager, whose efforts to escape her family gained worldwide attention, has arrived in canada where she's been granted asylum. protesters have marched through central london demanding a general election and an end to austerity. hundreds of demonstrators were wearing yellow vests, copying the ‘yellow vest‘ protests in france. two french firefighters and a spanish tourist have been killed in a powerful explosion in central paris caused by a gas leak at a bakery. nearly 50 other people were injured. prison sentences of less than six months in england and wales could be scrapped under plans being considered by the government. ministers think it could reduce re—offending. now on bbc news... brazil seemed set to become one of the most successful nations of the 21st century but it's faced problems of corruption, protests, recession and crime. in the first of a three part special series, we examine how brazil's dreams of a better future disappeared.
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it wasn't supposed to be like this. not so long ago, brazil seemed set to become one of the major success stories of the 21st century. but less than a decade later, brazil's dream lies in ruins. its political class is discredited. corruption runs rife in business. the economy has stalled and its people have had enough. after a bitterly contested and violent election campaign, the country has chosen a radically different political path,
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with a controversial new leader. can president bolsonaro pull brazil back from the brink? or is brazil doomed to be always the country with a future that never arrives? music. from the very start of his presidency, luiz inacio lula da silva had made it clear that things were going to change in brazil. applause.
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perhaps lula's greatest triumph was that he managed to bring about an unprecedented level of social mobility. to the outside world, it seemed as if lula's brazil
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was the model for an emerging power. in time, some uncomfortable revelations would damage this reputation. however when lula left office in 2010, his legacy seemed assured. 26 million brazilians had been taken out of poverty. and 15 millionjobs had been created. helped by a commodities boom, economic growth had risen to 7.5% a year. shortly after he left office, an advert captured the optimism of brazil under lula. a giant had woken up. the country could no longer be ignored. the future was brazilian. but could the politicians who came after lula deliver? dilma rousseff, a former marxist
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guerrilla, was brazil's first female president. the country had made massive strides under her predecessor but success was like a drug. there was now a vast, growing middle—class that wanted more. could dilma take these people with her? but faced with this global economic turmoil, dilma made some disastrous decisions. she cut business taxes, lowered interest rates, capped fuel and energy prices and the combined effect on the brazilian economy was dire. injune 2013, the uneasy truce with the brazilian people ended. the movimento passe livre — the free fare movement — staged a demonstration in sao paulo. they demanded the reversal
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of a recent rise in public transport fares in the city. in the following days, their numbers grew. and the police fought back, beating up demonstrators and journalists. as the protest grew, brazilian police responded with increasing brutality. their tactics were captured via television. bleep. gunshots.
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within two weeks, the demonstrations had exploded across the country attracting overi million people onto the streets. the sleeping brazilian giant had most definitely woken up. now the focus of the protests moved onto the hated national politicians at the congress buildings in the capitol of brasilia. unfortunately, there was another big problem looming for brazil. building stadiums for the 2014 world cup was proving to be ruinously expensive. fifa was demanding extremely high standards and brazilians were starting to ask why their public services couldn't also be fifa—standard.
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gunshots. in february, the death of a tv cameraman during a protest about the cost of the world cup brought brazil's crisis to the world's attention. dilma believed that the press could only find faults in everything she did. police siren. brazil's problems though went far deeper than the street protests. for many years, the country had been plagued by endemic corruption. there had been a long—standing police investigation into money laundering. in 2014, this investigation made a stunning breakthrough. what would become known as operation carwash was born. president dilma had introduced to brazil a new law on plea—bargaining, her aim had been to placate the crowds protesting against the government. now, an executive of brazil's biggest company had been caught up in operation carwash.
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paulo roberto costa started to co—operate with the investigation and a vast web of corruption began to unravel. up and down the country, hundreds of arrests were made. the man who was leading the operation was a charismatic young judge called sergio moro. meanwhile, the protests on the streets were increasing. a new class of protester, known as coxinhas, was emerging. they were angry at the corruption that was being revealed and what they saw as wasteful public spending by the government. they were to become a major force in brazilian politics. when the world cup started
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the crowd, many of them coxinhas, soon made their displeasure known. chanting. dilma's unpopularity and the football team's disastrous performance led to a hostile atmosphere at what should have been a time of national celebration. into this cauldron, a new political player appeared — the former army captain and congressmanjair bolsonaro. in 1964, a military coup had brought dictatorship to brazil.
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the generals ruled for 21 years. it was a time that still haunts brazil. for some, a return to authoritarian rule was appealing. but in 2014, it was still relatively few people. street protests, a stalling economy, and a wave of corruption scandals. this was far from an ideal time for dilma to seek re—election. her main challenger was the social democratic party senator, aecio neves. supported by coxinhas, he attacked dilma over the corruption exposed by operation carwash. and he enlisted some of the country's most popular celebrities to support him. the contest was very close.
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for a short period, aecio neves believed he had won. he contested the results and for a long time refused to accept the legitimacy of the vote. but dilma claims she never had any doubts she would win. despite all the setbacks that had befallen the country over the last four years, the brazilian people had entrusted dilma with a second term of office. but patience was running out. and politics was about to get very dirty.
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hello again. the weather today has been cloudy across the weather today has been cloudy a cross m ost the weather today has been cloudy across most of the united kingdom will stop we have seen heavy rains particularly across the west of scotland. this was the scene in argyll and bute this afternoon. the heavy rain will push southwards. a little bit of rain across is doing blown tending to ease out into the north sea with time. it will be mild with temperatures between eight and 10 celsius. a look at the charts for sunday. a couple of weather fronts will push southwards. the second front in northern scotland will bring heavy rain. that shows the
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boundary between the colder air pushing far north. blustery showers in the north—west. also affecting scotla nd in the north—west. also affecting scotland but there will be sunshine as well. there will be lengthy spells of rain in scotland. a blustery day nationwide. temperature wise there will be big contrasts. england and wales stay mild. cooler weather further north. england and wales stay mild. cooler weatherfurther north. colder weatherfurther north. colder weather in the northern isles. there will be sleet and snow showers moving in from time to time during the afternoon. much of the week ahead stays mild for many of us but it will turn noticeably colder as we head towards thursday nationwide. on monday it will be a chilly start to the day. bright spells but fairly quickly westerly winds will move
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into western areas and that will be where we have the highest temperatures, eight to nine celsius. the chill in the air in the east of scotland. towards the middle part of the week we will start to get more ofa the week we will start to get more of a push down of arctic air moving into the north of the uk to replace the milder, westerly winds we have elsewhere. though be a sharp drop in temperatures particularly as we get towards thursday, below normal for the time of year is that it should be sagna as well. that is the latest weather. —— it should be more sunny as well. this is bbc world news today. our top stories... the saudi teenager who fled her country in fear for her life arrives in canada where she's been granted asylum. after a gas explosion in central paris that left three dead, fears that other buildings in the area could now collapse. more snow expected in central europe
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as authorities struggle to cope with some of the worst conditions in 30 years. hello and welcome to world news today. a saudi teenager whose efforts to escape her family gained worldwide attention has arrived in canada where she's
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