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Your Call: Election-industrial complex; protests in Brazil

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Thousands of demonstrators clad in the yellow-green national colours protested Sunday in several cities of Brazil against president Dilma Rousseff who is facing a political corruption scandal

  On the March 18th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the mass protests over the corruption scandal involving Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras, which has rocked the country’s political establishment.

We’ll also talk about media coverage of Tuesday’s primaries and the rise of the multi-billion dollar election industrial complex. What grabbed your attention in the news this week? Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:
Andrew Cockburn, Washington editor of Harper's Magazine and the author, most recently, of Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins

Will Bunch, award-winning senior writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, and author of the new e-book titled The Bern Identity: A Search for Bernie Sanders and the New American Dream

Will Carless, Global Post/PRI senior correspondent based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Web Resources:

Harper’s: Down the Tube: Television, turnout, and the election-industrial

Global Post: Lucky Lula! Cabinet job buys Brazil’s ex-president some time

Economist: The 2016 presidential money race

Philly.com: Trump and the prophecy of Fatimah