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KU professor, Brazil native can speak with media about country's ongoing impeachment, demonstrations, corruption scandal

Monday, September 12, 2016

LAWRENCE — Protesters continued to take to the streets of several Brazilian cities over the weekend, more than a week after the impeachment of President Dilma Rouseff. Demonstrators clashed with police in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, while turning their attentions to new president Michel Temer, questioning his ability to lead and calling for elections.

Antonio Luciano Tosta is an associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Kansas, and a Brazil native who has written about the country extensively. He is available to speak with media about the impeachment and ongoing demonstrations. Tosta, a native of Salvador, Brazil, can speak about Brazilian politics, society, economy, the country’s history, the corruption scandal that led to Rouseff’s ouster, the country’s future and related topics.

Tosta recently co-edited “Latin America in Focus: Brazil,” an interdisciplinary book designed to educate students, travelers, business professionals and anyone with an interest in South America’s largest country. The book covers Brazil from numerous perspectives, with authors offering chapters on the country’s culture, sports, history, politics, economy, society, education, religion, heritage, linguistics, literature, arts, food, architecture, leisure and more. Tosta co-edited the book with Eduardo F. Coutinho.


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