Samantha Pearson

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Brazil’s World Cup hangover
Jul 15, 2014 : As Brazilians try to get over their humiliating World Cup defeat, a bigger problem looms on the horizon: the country’s struggling economy. Samantha Pearson looks at what is worrying Brazilians and how this might affect the country’s presidential elections in October. Reporting, filming and presentation by Samantha Pearson

 

Petrobras corruption scandal rocks Brazil
Mar 9, 2015 : Petrobras is at the centre of the biggest corruption scandal in Brazil’s history. The FT’s Samantha Pearson reports on how Brazilians are reacting to the crisis at the oil company and what the scandal reveals about the country’s efforts to tackle corruption. Reporting, filming, editing and presentation by Samantha Pearson

 

Fears grow over Brazil housing bubble
Feb 14, 2014 : Brazil’s house prices have tripled since 2008, rising twice as fast as the cost of rent. Samantha Pearson looks at what is stoking the increases and why economists are worried. Reporting, filming and presentation by Samantha Pearson

 

Bikers battle for Brazil’s roads
Sep 30, 2014 : São Paulo’s army of motorbike couriers have been dragged into a bitter war over the city’s public transport, one of the biggest issues affecting October’s presidential and local elections. The FT’s Samantha Pearson reports on their unlikely entry into the political fray. Reporting and presentation by Samantha Pearson