Brazil Weekly

Every Monday, you'll get a look forward to the next seven days ahead, keeping you abreast on what to look out for and a recap of the week, coupled with exclusive political and economic analysis on Brazil. This newsletter is part of our Standard offer.
Feb 17, 2020
How Brazil plans to rely more on solar power plants. And the names on Bolsonaro's shortlist for incoming vacancies at the Supreme Court

Brazil WeeklyFeb 10, 2020

Brazil takes a step forward in cybersecurity

This week, we talk about Brazil’s new cybersecurity policies....

Brazil WeeklyFeb 03, 2020

Back to work for Brazil’s Congress

This week, we cover Congress’ return from vacation. The...

Brazil WeeklyJan 27, 2020

Panic in Minas Gerais as rain causes 46 deaths

The calamity caused by intense rainfall and...

Brazil Weekly Jan 20, 2020

Hollywood-esque prison break raises security at Brazilian border

Good morning! This week, we are covering a Hollywood-esque prison break by Brazil’s deadliest drug gang. The government’s latest strategy to raise money. How...

Brazil Weekly Jan 13, 2020

Lula’s plan to get the evangelical vote

Good morning!  This week, how the Workers’ Party tries to lure Evangelical voters to the left. Jair Bolsonaro’s trip to India. Brazil’s lost decade....

Brazil Weekly Jan 06, 2020

How would Brazil act if a U.S.-Iran conflict breaks out?

The possible ripple effects of U.S.-Iran tensions in Brazil.

Brazil Weekly Dec 16, 2019

U.S.-China trade agreement: good or bad for Brazil?

Good morning! This week, the expected implications of the trade deal between the U.S. and China on Brazil. The UN’s worries about the health...

Brazil Weekly Dec 09, 2019

Brazil’s latest privatization plan a risk for data privacy?

Good morning! This week, the privatization of Brazil’s data processing company—no one is (but should be) talking about. Jair Bolsonaro’s stable approval ratings. And...

Brazil Weekly Dec 02, 2019

Why you can trust Brazil’s electronic voting system

Good morning! This week, we’re talking about Brazil’s reliable electronic voting system. How swine flu outbreaks in China are making meat a luxury product...

Brazil Weekly Nov 25, 2019

Crisis in South America a problem for Brazilian exporters

Good morning! This week, we talk about Brazilian trade with South America. And the lack of consistent and efficient antitrust regulations. (This newsletter is...

Brazil Weekly Nov 18, 2019

The true situation of Brazil’s public service, in charts

Good morning! This week, we explain the state of Brazilian public service. What will become of the president’s party, without the president? Brazil’s young,...

Brazil Weekly Nov 11, 2019

Generals remain ultimate power brokers in Latin America

Good morning! We’re covering the aftermath of Lula being released from prison. Evo Morales’s resignation shows how much civilian leaders can’t survive without the...

Brazil Weekly Nov 04, 2019

Brazil could become one of the world’s top 4 oil producers

Good morning! This week, we’re covering Brazil’s upcoming massive oil auctions. 600 days since the Marielle Franco murders. Brazil’s unemployment rates. (This newsletter is...

Brazil Weekly Oct 28, 2019

Latin America’s veins are wide open

Good morning! This week, we are covering the “Latin America Spring.” Argentina has a new president-elect: what does it mean for Brazil. How Brazilian...

Brazil Weekly Oct 21, 2019

Chinese people learning more and more Portuguese

This week, we talk about how China moves to know more about Brazil. Scientists believe they’ve found the origin of the massive oil spill...

Brazil Weekly Oct 14, 2019

What to make of Brazil’s Conservative Political Action Conference

Good morning! This week, we’re covering CPAC Brazil—a conservative event imported by the Bolsonaros. And the crypto-gold rush taking Brazilians to Paraguay. Lower tariffs...

Brazil Weekly Oct 07, 2019

Dummy candidate scandal opens can of illegally funded worms

Good morning! This week, we are covering Brazil’s new Telecom Law, recently sanctioned by the president. Plus, a campaign financing scandal involving dummy candidates...

Brazil Weekly Sep 30, 2019

Less bureaucracy for foreign banks entering Brazil

Good morning! This week, we cover the new banking rules making it easier for foreign banks to set up shop in Brazil. Plus, the...
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