Why did we create The Brazilian Report?

Much has been written about Brazil since its discovery, but much less has been understood about South America’s largest country. Once you go beneath the surface, Brazil doesn’t conform to any of the stereotypes attributed to it from abroad.

Are we latinos? Not quite. Brazil stands alone as the only Portuguese-speaking country on the continent and has little cultural links to its neighbors. At the same time, the country has very little to do with its former colonial rulers. Brazil’s history is one of isolation, which helps explain why it is unique.

While each culture has its own unique puzzle pieces that fit together in surprising ways, Brazil stands out as being especially impenetrable for outsiders. This often creates comprehension issues when the only sources of information are foreign observers who see Brazil through an outsider lens. And that is why we created The Brazilian Report. We want to be a Brazilian voice in the international arena, explaining Brazil’s ins and outs to foreign audiences.

Our goal is to make Brazil easier for you to understand. And we invite you to share thoughts on our coverage, to share suggestions, criticism, and questions. This is your space!

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Our Team

Gustavo Ribeiro. An award-winning journalist, Gustavo has extensive experience covering Brazilian politics and international affairs. He has been featured across Brazilian and French media outlets and founded The Brazilian Report in 2017. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science and Latin American studies from Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Laura Quirin. Laura’s expertise lies in business development in emerging markets. After a seven-year stint in China representing French companies, she now lives in São Paulo—and founded The Brazilian Report. Laura develops the company’s international partnerships. She holds a joint MBA from Université Lille II in France and Fudan University in Shanghai.

Euan Marshall. Originally from Scotland, Euan Marshall is a journalist who ditched his kilt and bagpipes for a caipirinha and a football in 2011, when he traded Glasgow for São Paulo. Specializing in Brazilian soccer, politics and the connection between the two, he authored a comprehensive history of Brazilian soccer entitled “A to Zico: An Alphabet of Brazilian Football.”

Natália Scalzaretto. Natália has worked for companies such as Santander Brasil and Reuters, where she covered news ranging from commodities to technology. Most recently, she worked as an editor for Trading News, the information division of the TradersClub investor community.

Lucas Berti. He covers international affairs—specializing in Latin American politics and markets. He first studied economics and business at Insper/SP, before transferring to Mackenzie University to complete a journalism degree. On Twitter, he is famous for his “Girão da America”—a weekly roundup of Latin American news on human rights, economics, and politics.

Brenno Grillo. Political correspondent in Brasília. Brenno has been a journalist since 2012, mainly covering Brazil’s justice system, for media outlets such as Estado de S.Paulo and Conjur. At The Brazilian Report, he focuses on regulatory issues and how political stories that affect the Brazilian economy.

Marcelo Soares. Data editor. He is a journalist specializing in data journalism and reader engagement, with experience in numerous media outlets, such as Veja, and Folha de S.Paulo. Marcelo also teaches journalism students how to use data visualization to create amazing stories.


Our mission

We don’t believe in having a revenue model based on advertising. In the long run, a dependency on ads puts too much emphasis on numbers—page views, likes, comments—which can force journalists to sacrifice quality content in favor of clickbait. It’s not sustainable, and that’s not how we do things.

The Brazilian Report is not in a race to publish the news faster. Instead, we want to do it better.

To make The Brazilian Report possible, we use a subscription-based model. A premium subscription will not only give you access to our original content, but also to our newsletter services. Monday through Friday, our editorial team distills the most pressing issues facing Brazil, offering insightful commentary and analysis. We make sure you’re up to date by the time you finish your coffee.

Since we’re offering our readers a free 7-day trial to explore our content, be sure to take a no-risk peek at everything The Brazilian Report has to offer. If you’re still not convinced, check out our 8 good reasons to subscribe.


8 (good) reasons to subscribe

  1. We unpack with brevity what matters most in Brazil. Our readers value us for our straightforward explanations and sharp analysis.
  2. We always place events in their context. You won’t be lost.
  3. The Brazilian Report is an independent media outlet, being owned by journalists with over 10 years of experience—not a media behemoth with hidden agendas.
  4. Subscriptions start at just USD 3.90 per month—less than a latte. We also offer different subscription packages to best suit your needs.
  5. In addition to our journalists, The Brazilian Report has a network of experts that cover a range of areas, from politics and economics to the environment.
  6. We consider different points of view on the issues we cover. It’s our job to give you the facts—you can make up your own mind.
  7. The Brazilian Report doesn’t contain ad banners other than the ones related to our own services—that means no pesky distractions while reading.
  8. You can easily unsubscribe at any time. But we bet you won’t!