Our Team

Gustavo Ribeiro has extensive experience covering Brazilian politics and international affairs. His work has been featured across Brazilian and French media outlets, including Veja, Época, Folha de São Paulo, Médiapart and Radio France Internationale. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Abril Prize for outstanding political journalism. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science and Latin American studies from Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Laura Quirin‘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. As PR & Communications Director, Laura develops The Brazilian Report’s international partnerships. She holds a joint MBA from Université Lille II in France and Fudan University in Shanghai.

Christine Bootes has worked in digital publishing since 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Art History from the University of Arizona, and a master’s degree in Art History from Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris. Having significant editorial experience, she oversees The Brazilian Report’s content publication.

Ciara Long is a journalist based in Rio de Janeiro. Her articles have appeared in World Politics Review, CBC News, PRI and Narratively, and she is also a contributing reporter for The New York Times. She focuses on human rights, culture and politics.

Why did we create The Brazilian Report?

Brazil is on the rise.

If predictions made by the United Nations are accurate, we’re on track to become the world’s fifth largest economy by 2050. Along with India and China, Brazil will be responsible for an astounding half of the global economy. And as we become an increasingly relevant global player, understanding our country will be more important than ever. As a team of award-winning, independent Brazilian journalists, we at The Brazilian Report are uniquely positioned to give you an insider’s view into the complexities and nuances underpinning our country’s political, economic, and social situations.

Our web-based journalism company doesn’t summarize the daily headlines. Instead, we’re focusing our efforts on publishing in-depth, thoughtful articles with the goal of helping you better understand Brazil. Our articles take an editorial stance on the topics we cover, though we also publish perspectives differing from our own. And in addition to our journalists, we’ve assembled a panel of experts, including academics, political scientists, journalists, and entrepreneurs, who will contribute their own distinctive insights into our country’s ever-changing political and cultural landscape.

The Brazilian Report gives you the critical tools needed to stay informed, letting you come to your own conclusions.

What we offer

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 – the number of page visits, the number of likes, the number of comments – and can force journalists to sacrifice quality content in favor of click-bait, trying to maximize their hits. It’s not sustainable, and we refuse to do it.

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’re using a subscription-based model. A full website subscription will not only give you access to our original content, but also to our daily newsletter. Monday through Friday, our editorial team distills with brevity 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. As a bonus, our subscribers can also opt to receive WhatsApp notifications on breaking news (don’t worry, we promise to not flood your phone).

We offer three plans tailored to your needs:

  1. access to just our website for $3.90/month;
  2. monthly access to our website and newsletter for $29.90/month;
  3. and, our best deal, annual access to our website and newsletter for $19.90/month.

Without a subscription plan, you’ll still have access to five articles per month. But since we’re offering our readers a free 14-day trial to explore our content, be sure to take a no-risk peak at everything The Brazilian Report has to offer. If you’re still not convinced, check out our 8 good reasons to subscribe.

The Brazilian Report also offers a range of Brazil-specific services that encompass conferences, specialized reports, fact-checking, and news monitoring.

We’re always excited to hear from talented journalists and experts, so drop us a line at contribute@brazilian.report if you’re interested in collaborating with us as a columnist or a freelance reporter.

For all other inquiries, suggestions, or feedback, please drop us a line at hello@brazilian.report. We love hearing from our readers.

Let’s talk about Brazil!