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Horrendous sanitary conditions inside a Boa Vista penitentiary have led to the spreading of serious diseases among inmates, including a mysterious "skin-eating" bacteria

SocietyJan 20, 2020

The centralization of opportunities in Brazilian cities, mapped

Jobs are poorly distributed in Brazil’s state capital cities,...

EnvironmentJan 19, 2020

Snake Island: the Brazilian rock known as the deadliest place on Earth

Forget kidnapping, mugging, police brutality, or the Zika virus....

SocietyJan 18, 2020

Brazil falling behind in its fight against pedophilia

On March 28, 2019, São Paulo’s civil police knocked...
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Power Jan 18, 2020

Numbers of the week: Jan. 18, 2020

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Business Jan 17, 2020

Minimum freight table: a Trojan horse for truckers?

With minimum freight prices codified in law,...
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Tech Jan 17, 2020

Tech Roundup Jan. 17, 2020 | The face of Brazilian digital marketing in 2020

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Power Jan 17, 2020

Brazilian culture secretary loses job after paraphrasing Goebbels

Sitting upright at his desk, the culture secretary addresses...
With new freight table, Bolsonaro hopes to appease truckers

Brazil Daily Jan 17, 2020

With new freight table, Bolsonaro hopes to appease truckers

The new freight table: will it avoid a new...
Despite fears from activists, human rights was the most popular issue in bills approved by Brazilian lawmakers last year

Power Jan 16, 2020

Human rights for some in Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Despite fears from activists, human rights was...

NEWSLETTERS

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Brazil Weekly Jan 20, 2020

Good morning! This week, we are covering a Hollywood-esque prison break by Brazil’s deadliest drug gang. The government’s latest strategy to raise money. How Brazilians perceive public servants. (This...
With new freight table, Bolsonaro hopes to appease truckers

Brazil DailyJan 17, 2020

With new freight table, Bolsonaro hopes to appease truckers

The new freight table: will it avoid a new...
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Brazil DailyJan 16, 2020

The latest scandal in Bolsonaro’s cabinet

The latest scandal in Jair Bolsonaro's cabinet. The imminent...
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Brazil DailyJan 15, 2020

Trump keeps OECD promise to Bolsonaro

The most recent twist in Brazil's quest...
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Brazil DailyJan 14, 2020

The Oscars wade into Brazil’s war of narratives

The controversial political documentary nominated to the Oscars. Brazil's...

Brazil WeeklyJan 13, 2020

Lula’s plan to get the evangelical vote

Good morning!  This week, how the Workers’ Party tries...

Brazil DailyJan 10, 2020

How politicians silently cripple local newsrooms in Brazil

A new way to cripple local news organizations in...

Brazil DailyJan 09, 2020

Cyberwarfare risk has increased. Is Brazil ready?

Brazil's cyberwarfare apparatus (or lack thereof). How Bolsonaro uses...
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    PowerJan 17, 2020

    Brazilian culture secretary loses job after paraphrasing Goebbels

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    Human rights for some in Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil

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    Brazil’s labor reform is being overhauled by the courts

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    Power Jan 12, 2020

    Bolsonaro’s lawyer: Workers’ Party “uses courts to create a political narrative”

    Known for some time in Brazil’s political corridors for...
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    Power Jan 11, 2020

    New type of judge splits opinions in Brazil’s justice system

    Approved in the recent "anti-crime law," the...
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    Power Jan 09, 2020

    Latest Cambridge Analytica leak points to involvement in Brazilian elections

    Leaked files on the firm's activities in...

    BUSINESS

    With minimum freight prices codified in law, the Brazilian government wants to avoid a new truckers' strike. But the move might have many unintended consequences
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    BusinessJan 14, 2020

    New franchising law opens the door to more foreign investments

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    BusinessJan 13, 2020

    Brazilian air travel: the future is private

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    BusinessJan 10, 2020

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