Cartoons

Pinocchio

cartoons Sep 24, 2020

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 the Amazon and Pantanal, wood more often than not gets turned into cinders.  But Pinocchio...
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...
Trophy

CartoonsJul 23, 2020

Bolsonaro and the chloroquine trophy

Even if you are not a football fan, you may well have seen the image of Brazil’s captain Cafu holding the golden World Cup...
Animal farm

CartoonsJul 16, 2020

Brazil’s Animal Farm

This week, President Jair Bolsonaro was bitten by a rhea — a large ostrich-like bird — while trying to feed the animal in the...
bolsonaro denialist

CartoonsJul 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....

CartoonsJul 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...
Education Minister

CartoonsJun 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”...
millionaire

CartoonsJun 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...
Jair Bolsonaro's hide and seek: is it an impeachable offense?

CartoonsJun 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...
Destiny

CartoonsJun 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...
coronavirus numbers são paulo

CartoonsMay 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...

CartoonsMay 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...
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