Attack On Brazil's Capitol Is Part of Transnational Extremist Movement : Consider This from NPR The attack on Brazil's congress and presidential palace Sunday was reminiscent of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Both are part of a broader transnational extremist movement.

We talk about that with Guilherme Casarões of the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Sao Paulo, and with NPR correspondents Shannon Bond and Sergio Olmos.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Attack On Brazil's Capitol Is Part of Transnational Extremist Movement

Attack On Brazil's Capitol Is Part of Transnational Extremist Movement

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Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro broke through police barricades and stormed into Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday. SERGIO LIMA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro broke through police barricades and stormed into Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday.

SERGIO LIMA/AFP via Getty Images

The attack on Brazil's congress and presidential palace Sunday was reminiscent of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Both are part of a broader transnational extremist movement.

We talk about that with Guilherme Casarões of the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Sao Paulo, and with NPR correspondents Shannon Bond and Sergio Olmos.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Michael Levitt, Megan Lim, Ivy Winfrey and Alejandra Marquez Janse. It was edited by William Troop, Ashley Brown and Andrew Sussman. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.