Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
Jul 09, 2020
The world’s biggest Covid-19 denialist contracts coronavirus
As we have covered on The Brazilian Report, President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, after months of belittling the pandemic. This week, let’s take a look back at what the denialist president has said about...
Jul 05, 2020
Delivery workers didn’t ask for this
During the week, Brazilian bicycle and motorcycle couriers working for delivery apps staged a national strike for better pay and working conditions. Their demand...
Jun 25, 2020
An anti-globalist, in a globalist organization?
Brazil’s former Education Minister Abraham Weintraub is the antithesis of “do your best, forget the rest” — at the least the “do your best”...
Jun 18, 2020
Jair wants to be a millionaire
Within the next few days, Brazil is set to hit the mark of one million officially recorded coronavirus cases. Jair Bolsonaro’s “little flu” has...
Jun 11, 2020
Jair Bolsonaro plays hide and seek
If you have been keeping up with our weekly cartoons, you’ll be aware that President Jair Bolsonaro has transformed Brazil into a tragic cautionary...
Jun 04, 2020
Face your destiny
Destiny is defined as “everything that is determined by providence or natural laws.” While President Bolsonaro is clearly not an avid reader of the...
May 28, 2020
You shall not pass, virus
To relax, or not to relax, that is the question. Just like other countries, Brazil has been dealing with the possibility of loosening its...
May 21, 2020
“There is still no scientific evidence, but …”
That sentence sums up President Jair Bolsonaro’s way of fighting the worst pandemic in living memory. Ever since Covid-19 reached Brazil in February, the...
May 14, 2020
Haircuts over health
On Monday, President Jair Bolsonaro issued a decree expanding the number of “essential services” in Brazil, including fitness centers of all kinds, beauty salons,...
May 07, 2020
Join the dead army!
With Brazil surpassing 100,000 Covid-19 confirmed cases and registered over 10,000 new infections a day, much of the population is growing frightened and pleading...
Apr 30, 2020
More deaths than China? So what?
After reporting a further 474 Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, Brazil reached 5,017 total casualties related to the pandemic, surpassing the official death toll in...
Apr 23, 2020
All hail the … king?
“People usually conspire to reach power. I am already in power. I am already the president,” said President Jair Bolsonaro. “I am, in fact,...
Apr 16, 2020
Get lost, commie Grim Reaper!
Since President Bolsonaro came on the scene as a presidential candidate in 2018, Brazil’s far-right has revived a 21st century Red Scare. Though Brazil...
Apr 10, 2020
Apr 02, 2020
Brazil cannot stop, says President Bolsonaro
Addressing the nation, President Bolsonaro has been blaming the media for creating a “hysterical” mood in Brazil. He also said only the over 60s...
Mar 25, 2020
Bolsonaro is striking his own country
President Bolsonaro has said, time and again, that governments’ concerns about the lethality of the novel coronavirus are exaggerated. But a report...
Mar 19, 2020
Brazil is infected
“I shook people’s hands because the people wanted me to,” said President Jair Bolsonaro, during an interview. Despite being possibly infected with the coronavirus,...
Mar 12, 2020
Beware of the viral president!
The novel coronavirus was first detected in mid-December 2019. Since then, the world has seen over 121,000 infections—and 4,300-plus deaths—spread across 114 countries. On...
Mar 05, 2020
Another Chinese “product” stealing “market share”
The words “Made in China” are pretty common in Brazil. The Asian giant is Brazil’s biggest trade partner, meaning the economic effects of the...
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