Brazil’s Runoffs: Economy, Drought And Lindsay Lohan

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Brazilians will determine the new president of their country in runoff elections this Sunday. The candidates, Dilma Rousseff and Aécio Neves, have contradictory views on what to do about the flagging economy, and both candidates are taciturn when it comes to the drought squeezing Sao Paulo.

Meanwhile, Lindsay Lohan tweeted and then deleted her support for Neves – who now, the New York Times laments, will be “forced to carry on” without the celebrity’s endorsement.

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, NPR’s correspondent based in Sao Paulo, tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about what Brazilians are saying a few days before they head to the polls.


This segment aired on October 24, 2014.


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