Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
How the coronavirus changes Brazilian politics. And how it does not
Mar 30, 2020
Bolsonaro's handling of the Covid-19 crisis may alienate parts of his electoral coalition, but there is also the possibility he will come out on top
Mar 23, 2020
The troubled relationship between the Bolsonaro family and China
Recent spats between the president's son and...
Mar 09, 2020
U.S. ethanol industry should take a leaf out of São Paulo’s book
São Paulo's ethanol producers are successfully decarbonizing the biofuel...
Feb 19, 2020
The downside to Brazil being the Country of Carnival
The annual celebrations to be held this...
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Feb 18, 2020
Brazil’s humane refugee policies put developed countries to shame
Faced with hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans crossing its borders, Brazil has set up pragmatic, humane and effective systems for welcoming refugees
Feb 03, 2020
Bolsonaro buying support in Congress, and it’s all legal
Earlier today, I addressed the changes in Brazil’s system of “coalition presidentialism” over the first year of the Jair Bolsonaro government. While the previous...
Feb 03, 2020
‘Coalition presidentialism’ in the Bolsonaro government
In the first instalment of a two-part column, Felipe Berenguer analyzes the cohesion of Brazilian political parties during the Jair Bolsonaro administration
Jan 26, 2020
Bolsonaro’s foreign policy is “amateur and improvised,” says diplomat
Foreign policy is a minefield, often having to contradict itself due to complex global realities. However, the Jair Bolsonaro government has surpassed all limits,...
Jan 16, 2020
“Bolsonaro’s government encourages radicalism”: Brazilian Bar Association president
Felipe Santa Cruz, a vocal critic of the Bolsonaro government, speaks to The Brazilian Report about Sergio Moro, labor rights, and the...
Jan 06, 2020
A look to the future and the future of the center
Technological development has trampled everything humanity was once used to. Knowledge multiplies at an astounding pace and breaks paradigms in the economy and in...
Dec 28, 2019
A turbulent decade comes to a close
A lot can happen in ten years. Nowadays, some specialists say that, over this period, we can already begin talking about generational differences. With...
Nov 27, 2019
Abusing the Earth a sin for Brazilian Evangelicals. But will they fight for the Amazon?
When the Brazilian city of São Paulo abruptly went dark in the afternoon on August 19, there was talk of an impending rapture—not all...
Nov 15, 2019
Deodoro and Bolsonaro: Frenemies of the Republic
On November 15, 1889, the Brazilian Armed Forces put an end to the reign of Emperor Dom Pedro II—and with that, the monarchical system...
Nov 13, 2019
Why what happened in Bolivia was a coup
Bolivia woke up to a new interim president today in Jeanine Áñez, who was serving as the second deputy to Bolivia’s Senate President. She...
Nov 03, 2019
Why Jair Bolsonaro is not solely to blame for Brazil’s toxic politics
A year ago, on October 28, 2018, Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil in an election that was as polarising as it was...
Oct 24, 2019
China is a necessity for Bolsonaro’s Brazil, not a choice
Maintaining good relations with China is a necessity for Brazil, not a choice. And President Jair Bolsonaro’s first visit to China this week is...
Oct 19, 2019
Two years explaining Brazil
If you read The Brazilian Report regularly, you have undoubtedly come across reports about how difficult it is to build a new business from...
Oct 07, 2019
The ends without the means: the government’s political disarray
The beginning of the Jair Bolsonaro government was defined by the far-right president’s decision not to form a coalition in Congress. Claiming that he...
Sep 04, 2019
European nations must confront their own faults in Amazon destruction
In February 2018, residents of Barcarena, a town to the south of the Amazonian state of Pará, complained that pools of accumulated rainwater around...
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