How does Brazil measure up to other emerging markets?
The global financial crises of 2008 and 2011 took their time to reach Brazil. However, when they did, it (...) READ MORE
Why electing Jair Bolsonaro would be terrible for Brazil
Once again, Brazil has made the front cover of The Economist. Back in 2009, the country was flattered to (...) READ MORE
Who killed Marielle Franco? Six months later, no answers
Marielle Franco, 38, a councilwoman for the city of Rio de Janeiro, was on her way home from mediating (...) READ MORE
Bank-sponsored opinion polls: welcome addition, or insider trading?
Making predictions about Brazilian politics is a thankless and often useless task. After the endless unforeseen twists and turns (...) READ MORE
Poll: Stabbing doesn’t raise Jair Bolsonaro’s stock
When far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro got stabbed on September 6, many analysts predicted that the attack would improve his (...) READ MORE
Why has support for Operation Car Wash reached an all-time low?
With 52 phases, 2,476 criminal proceedings, 175 plea bargain agreements, 204 convictions, BRL 38.1 billion in restitution requests and (...) READ MORE
Brazil’s election escalates violence against Venezuelan refugees
The atmosphere is tense in Pacaraima, the small town of roughly 12,000 inhabitants which sits on Brazil’s border with (...) READ MORE
Sorry, Lula supporters, but UN ruling will not stick
On Friday, the United Nations Human Rights Committee released a statement requesting that former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula (...) READ MORE