Ernesto Londoño is a journalist who specializes in southern South American news and politics. He is currently the Brazil bureau chief for The New York Times. Prior to joining the NYT, Londoño worked at The Washington Post, where he started as a local news reporter, covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as an international correspondent, and served as a Pentagon beat reporter. Londoño was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia.
Brazil has a long, distinguished history of successfully navigating public health crises. But in recent weeks, it has emerged as one of the world’s most severe coronavirus hot spots, second only to the United States. What went wrong? Guest: Ernesto Londoño, The Times’s Brazil bureau chiefFor more information on today’s episode, visit Background reading: Here’s an overview of what you need to know about the coronavirus in Brazil.The country’s pioneering responses to past health crises, including AIDS and Zika, won global praise.
What started as a push to increase mining in the rainforest led to a murder. Ernesto Londoño, Brazil bureau chief for The New York Times, explains how President Jair Bolsonaro is speeding the destruction of the Amazon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
President Trump welcomed Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, to the White House on Tuesday. We look at the back story of Mr. Bolsonaro, whose campaign tactics, incendiary rhetoric and brash style have earned him the nickname “Trump of the tropics.” Guest: Ernesto Londoño, the Brazil bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit
Brazil's newly sworn-in president, Jair Bolsonaro, was a political outsider who swept to power on promises to crack down on corruption and violence. But even before taking office this week, he had been already directed the beginnings of radical change in the country; it looks to include an increase in guns, closer ties to the United States, more deforestation of the Amazon, and a more conservative approach to gender and sexuality - especially in schools. Ernesto Londoño is the New York Times' Brazil bureau chief , based in Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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1 hour, 48 minutes