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vaccine

cartoons Dec 03, 2020

President Jair Bolsonaro appears to relish in opposing as many rational scientific arguments as he can. When the Covid-19 pandemic started — with the first official case recorded in Brazil on February 26 — the president’s attitude toward the...
Maradona

CartoonsNov 26, 2020

“God is dead”: the world mourns Diego Maradona

The death of Diego Armando Maradona, one of the greatest players in the history of football, has touched people from every corner of the...
friendship

CartoonsNov 19, 2020

Friendship ended with Trump. Now Putin is my best friend

President Jair Bolsonaro and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have a list of things in common. From homophobic statements to authoritarian leanings, passing through...
gunpowder

CartoonsNov 12, 2020

When the saliva runs out, there must be gunpowder

If there’s one thing you should know about geopolitics or military studies, it’s that provoking the U.S. is probably not the smartest of decisions,...
election

CartoonsNov 06, 2020

Bolsonaro bawls over U.S. election

Since Tuesday, the world has been transfixed on the presidential election in the U.S. With the weekend approaching, votes are still being counted and...
Bolsonaro's nostalgia for Pinochet

CartoonsOct 29, 2020

Bolsonaro’s nostalgia for Pinochet

Last Sunday, Chileans used their masks as armor, facing the pandemic and taking to the streets with the aim of putting an end to...
vaccine

CartoonsOct 22, 2020

Brazil’s vaccine wars are a political affair

This week, São Paulo Governor João Doria declared that the CoronaVac — the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech and Brazil’s...
money

CartoonsOct 15, 2020

Giving “dirty money” a new meaning

On Wednesday, Senator Chico Rodrigues, the government’s deputy whip in the Senate, was targeted by a Federal Police investigation into the embezzlement of BRL...
Brazil

CartoonsOct 08, 2020

Half a millennium on, Brazil is still burning

Once upon a time, Brazil was a Portuguese colony. In the early days of its European “discovery,” the land went by several names, including...
election

CartoonsOct 01, 2020

U.S. presidential election: Jair Bolsonaro votes Trump

This Tuesday, U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden presented us one of the worst presidential debates as far as we remember. Called...
Pinocchio

CartoonsSep 24, 2020

Bolsonaro plays Pinocchio at the United Nations

Gepetto’s wooden puppet Pinocchio, who magically turns into a real boy, is lucky that he isn’t Brazilian. Judging by the ongoing environmental catastrophe in...
Pantanal

CartoonsSep 17, 2020

The world’s largest wetland area, Pantanal is burning

The Pantanal region in the Center-West, Mato Grosso do Sul state, is considered as the world’s largest wetland area. So why is it that...
inflation

CartoonsSep 10, 2020

Rice is gold

Rice becomes gold. Inflation is nothing new in Brazil. In the early 1990s, the country experienced devastating hyperinflation, reaching up to 80 percent a...
bill

CartoonsSep 03, 2020

The endangered 200 real bill

This week, the Brazilian Central Bank put the country’s new BRL 200 bill into circulation. According to the institution, the decision to create the...
Cold

CartoonsAug 27, 2020

Besides Covid-19, Brazil catches a cold

Beyond face masks, 2020 has seen Brazilians put on plenty of extra layers thanks to a sweeping cold snap. Despite its usually tropical climate,...
Handmaid’s Tale

CartoonsAug 20, 2020

The Handmaid’s Tale: Brazil

“This is Gilead!” was a common utterance on Brazilian Twitter this week; referring to fictional theocratic and repressive regime in the U.S. depicted by...
football

CartoonsAug 13, 2020

Brazil: where a football match is worth more than 100,000 lives

Brazilian football has returned. As we said on our weekly podcast, imagine having 60 groups of between 30-40 people each, flying around the country...
blast

CartoonsAug 06, 2020

Brazil prays for Lebanon after horrific Beirut blast

This week, the world was rocked by a massive blast at the port of Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. So far, at least...
Football

CartoonsJul 30, 2020

Football returns as Covid-19 gives Brazil a thrashing

Brazil’s two largest football clubs, Flamengo and Corinthians, have an average attendance per game of 52,000 and 33,000 people, respectively. Were we to put...
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