Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
Brazil can learn from Argentina and Chile's reckoning with dictatorship past
Feb 16, 2020
While challenging the crimes of the military dictatorship is seen as a "leftist" cause in Brazil, their South American neighbors have made great strides in reckoning with their bloody past
Feb 13, 2020
Is this the end of Fujimorismo in Peru?
The political dynasty that dominated Peru for...
Feb 12, 2020
Argentina looking to get back into Brazil’s good books with visit
Meetings between Argentina's foreign minister and the...
Feb 05, 2020
Argentina’s plan to climb out of its debt sinkhole
Argentinian President Alberto Fernández has embarked on...
Feb 02, 2020
Transphobic violence haunts the towns of El Salvador
When the discussion moves to gender, homosexuality, and civil rights in El Salvador, one must be aware of the risks and social rejection in...
Jan 27, 2020
Pope Francis’ role in Argentinian politics
When Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio was announced as the new head of the Catholic Church in 2013, his compatriots in Argentina were just as surprised...
Jan 23, 2020
Is democracy weakening across Latin America?
The latest report from The Economist Intelligence Unit shows a worsening of democracy across the region, thanks to unrest and political instability...
Jan 21, 2020
Why Brazilian trade with Venezuela has hit a 20-year low
Imports and exports have fallen significantly, but ideological squabbling between Bolsonaro and Maduro isn't the main cause
Jan 13, 2020
Pensions are Latin America’s ticking time bomb
As pointed out by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Latin America is a region aging at a fast and unprecedented pace. Right now, about...
Jan 10, 2020
Ideology and trade pose Iran dilemma for Bolsonaro government
Brazil and Argentina have traditionally held close trade relationships with Iran, regardless of who is in power. Bolsonaro's foreign policy could put...
Jan 08, 2020
Venezuela back in the spotlight after physical struggle for Congress
After Juan Guaidó's project to oust President Maduro lost steam, conflict in Venezuela heats up again after week of scuffles at the...
Dec 10, 2019
The future of Brazil-Argentina relations
Heads of state from around Latin America will be gathered today in Buenos Aires, as Alberto Fernández takes office as the new president of...
Dec 07, 2019
Legal marijuana in Uruguay: example or cautionary tale?
Uruguay blazed a trail worldwide in the legalization of marijuana. Under the left-wing administration of former President José Mujica, the tiny South American nation...
Nov 23, 2019
Why Latin America went from boom to bust
Latin America enjoyed a golden age in the 2000s, a decade defined by sustained economic growth and decreasing levels of inequality, with around 50...
Nov 20, 2019
Why Operation Car Wash wants to arrest Paraguay’s ex-president
Since the inception of Operation Car Wash in 2014, it was a matter of time before Brazil’s sweeping corruption investigation into wrongdoings within construction...
Nov 11, 2019
Understanding the vacuum of power in Bolivia
In a matter of only three weeks, Evo Morales went from declaring himself the winner of a fourth consecutive term as the President of...
Oct 29, 2019
What legacy will Mauricio Macri leave in Argentina?
Here at The Brazilian Report, we strive to keep a watchful eye over our Latin American neighbors and the potential knock-on effects their political...
Oct 28, 2019
Argentina elections: is Alberto Fernández a populist?
Argentina’s presidential election on October 27 has swung power back to the center-left following four years of right-wing rule under Mauricio Macri. The former...
Oct 23, 2019
Crisis in Chile: a repeat of 2013 Brazil? Or a warning for Brazil’s future?
Chile is facing one of its worst social crises since the end of General Augusto Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship in 1990. A rise in public...
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