Palin looks at how Rio is find­ing its rhythm

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SUNDAY EXTRA -

Palin’s Brazil­ian odyssey con­tin­ues in the fi­nal in­stal­ment of his se­ries Brazil. Palin vis­its the source of Brazil’s eco­nomic mir­a­cle and trav­els to Rio to see how new-found wealth is be­ing spent, chang­ing the lives of of its in­hab­i­tants. Palin starts his jour­ney in the min­eral-rich state of Mi­nas Gerais, vis­it­ing an old gold mine once owned by the British be­fore go­ing to see a vast open-cast iron ore mine. Its de­posits fuel Brazil’s eco­nomic growth but there is an en­vi­ron­men­tal price to pay. Palin con­tin­ues on to Rio de Janeiro, host to the next Olympics and World Cup. Rio is re­puted to be one of the world’s great­est cities, but also suf­fers from ter­ri­ble vi­o­lence with armed drug gangs con­trol­ling the shanty towns. Palin sees how lives have been trans­formed by a pol­icy of paci­fi­ca­tion.

7.30pm, ABC1.


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