Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
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 are at risk of the coronavirus — that is, except for himself, thanks to his...
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...
Feb 27, 2020
A 61-year-old man tested positive for Covid-19, making Brazil the first Latin American country with a confirmed coronavirus case. The patient has reportedly shown...
Feb 20, 2020
As our columnist Daniel Buarque wrote this week, the year in Brazil only properly begins after the Carnival holidays. The four-day period of colorful...
Feb 13, 2020
According to a study by newspaper Folha de S.Paulo, the local administrations at the municipal and state levels in São Paulo had allocated BRL...
Feb 06, 2020
Kids, just don’t have sex …
In 2020, Brazil’s Human Rights Ministry has launched a campaign promising to have the solution to combat teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases: kids,...
Jan 30, 2020
End of the line, coronavirus!
Even more contagious than the new strain of coronavirus that emerged in mid-December is misinformation about the disease. The number of cases is jumping...
Jan 23, 2020
Glenn v. Brazilian prosecutors
A federal prosecutor presented charges of criminal association and phone tapping against American journalist Gleen Greenwald for his role in the so-called “Car Wash...
Jan 16, 2020
Australia v. Amazon
All of a sudden, the Amazon rainforest dropped sharply down the West’s list of concerns. The koalas and kangaroos suffering from the fires in...
Dec 05, 2019
Leo and the Amazon
When it comes to the Amazon rainforest fires in 2019, we could compile an extensive list of lies spouted by President Jair Bolsonaro. But...
Nov 28, 2019
Latin America has become red and black. But it didn’t happen all of sudden. Flamengo had a perfect weekend—champions of the Copa Libertadores on...
Nov 21, 2019
Racism in Brazil? … No way!
Brazil needs to talk about racism, as the President thinks it doesn’t exist. “It’s a black person thing,” said William Waack, one of Brazil’s...
Nov 14, 2019
For B, the BRICS is all about the ‘C’
Brasilia is closer to Beijing than it appears, as we saw at the BRICS Summit. Over the past ten years, China has become Brazil’s...
Nov 07, 2019
Brazil’s tragedy awards
Brazil is no country for old men, or women. Or the poor. Or marine life. Perhaps no vulnerable living thing will be spared from...
Oct 31, 2019
Trick or treat?
It’s Halloween in Brazil. Well, these days it seems that Brazilians feel stuck in a nightmare every day, no matter the date. What scares...
Oct 24, 2019
Oh, Latin America. Why so tempestuous?
Oh, Latin America. Why so tempestuous? Throughout its history, the former colony has suffered from an obvious political, social and economic disease that comes...
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