Brazil is Burning
The new book of Adrian Geiges "Brazil is Burning" has been published in Germany. It offers a first hand view: The author has been living in a favela in Rio de Janeiro. He spent time with native people in their longhouses in the Amazon region. He met former drug gangsters, reported on a brutal ritual murder of a former child soldier, and visited an assembly line at the Volkswagen factory in São Paulo. In the middle of the jungle, he interviewed Glenn Greenwald, the associate of Edward Snowden. Geiges presents two countries in one: On the one hand, there are drug gangs, inflation, and corruption. On the other hand, there is the resistance to hardships, the limitless joy of life and a growing self-confidence of the younger generation.