Ana Paula Henkel: Brazil in the Balance

The king welcomes Ana Paula Henkel to discuss the tight presidential election in Brazil to be held Sunday. It pits incumbent president Jair Bolsonaro against leftist ex-con and former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (a.k.a., Lula). This week, leftist judges shut down press freedoms for Bolsonaro supporters and the polling is very tight.

Ana is a conservative Brazilian political analyst now living in the US. Formerly, she played for Brazil’s National Volleyball Team and competed in four Olympic Games. She is the two-time world champion in beach volleyball, and won the bronze in 1996 in indoor volleyball. Ana’s commentary can be found in Revista Oeste and Jovem Pan. You can also find her on Twitter where she has 1.5 million followers.

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  1. Vance Richards Member
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    Ricochet Audio Network: She is the two-time world champion in beach volleyball,

    You know, every now and then you might want to go with video podcast . . .

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  2. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Ricochet Audio Network: She is the two-time world champion in beach volleyball,

    You know, every now and then you might want to go with video podcast . . .

    hahaha… Excellent point, sir.

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  3. psmith Coolidge
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    Great podcast. Everybody should listen to it. Mens sana in corpore sano. Yes, guys, not only is she brilliant and athletic, but IMO way hotter than AOC. If I’m allowed to have an opinion, since I don’t swing that way at all.

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  4. colleenb Member
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Ricochet Audio Network: She is the two-time world champion in beach volleyball,

    You know, every now and then you might want to go with video podcast . . .

    I’m sure Stad would tune in. Heh.

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  5. colleenb Member
    colleenb
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    Great interview Jon. Loved getting a different viewpoint on Bolsonaro and Lula than one gets from my usual foreign outfits (BBC, France 24). It’s just so obvious how prejudiced they are against him.

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  6. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
    Jon Gabriel, Ed.
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    colleenb (View Comment):

    Great interview Jon. Loved getting a different viewpoint on Bolsonaro and Lula than one gets from my usual foreign outfits (BBC, France 24). It’s just so obvious how prejudiced they are against him.

    Whenever some American reporter says a leader is “the Trump of Brazil,” “the Trump of Hungary,” etc., I know they’re far too lazy to actually report the facts.

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  7. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
    Jon Gabriel, Ed.
    @jon

    psmith (View Comment):

    Great podcast. Everybody should listen to it. Mens sana in corpore sano. Yes, guys, not only is she brilliant and athletic, but IMO way hotter than AOC. If I’m allowed to have an opinion, since I don’t swing that way at all.

    When she mentioned Scalia and then Sowell, I thought, the Ricochetti are gonna love this...

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