Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
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),...
Jan 10, 2020
Ideology and trade pose Iran dilemma for Bolsonaro government
Brazil and Argentina have traditionally held close...
Jan 08, 2020
Venezuela back in the spotlight after physical struggle for Congress
After Juan Guaidó's project to oust President...
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...
Oct 09, 2019
Could agribusiness save Macri’s presidency in Argentina?
Looking at the numbers, there is no reason for Argentina President Mauricio Macri to be cheerful. The neoliberal head of state has just a...
Oct 05, 2019
The involvement of Bolsonaro’s party in Paraguay dam scandal
“Itaipu-gate” is how experts have dubbed the political scandal that almost brought down the Paraguayan government earlier this year. At the core of the...
Oct 01, 2019
How the Odebrecht scandal imploded Peruvian politics
Just four years ago, the Odebrecht construction group was an international behemoth, with a presence in 28 countries, principally in Latin America. The company...
Sep 28, 2019
What Brazil can learn from Paraguay’s seduction of foreign investors
“How to open a company in Paraguay” and “everything you need to know about investments in Paraguay” appear as Google hints when you do...
Sep 25, 2019
New Car Wash testimony involves three South American leaders
Operation Car Wash, the biggest corruption investigation in Brazil’s history, has long since spilled over the country’s borders. Construction firm Odebrecht—the central focus of...
Sep 21, 2019
Gas pipeline shared with Bolivia could become headache for Brazil
The presence of Evo Morales, Bolivia’s left-wing leader, at Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration ceremony in January raised more than a few eyebrows. Mr. Morales was...
Sep 14, 2019
How Brazil measures up to Latin America’s biggest economies
Assessing Latin America as a monolith is a terrible mistake. Besides being extremely diverse in cultural, social, and even political terms, the region’s economic...
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