© 2024 KOSU
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

How Carmen Miranda and a cartoon parrot helped strengthen U.S. relations with Brazil

Relations between the U.S. and Brazil are strained by conflicting alliances in the Ukraine war. But decades ago, a cartoon parrot and Carmen Miranda once played a part in U.S.-Brazilian diplomacy.

NPR’S Philip Reeves reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

KOSU is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.