Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
"Bolsonaro encourages radicalism": 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 political landscape in Brazil
Jan 06, 2020
A look to the future and the future of the center
Technological development has trampled everything humanity was once used...
Dec 28, 2019
A turbulent decade comes to a close
A lot can happen in ten years. Nowadays, some...
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...
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...
Aug 31, 2019
The incompetent firefighter
When dealing with a textbook “worst-case scenario” over the last ten days, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro did almost everything wrong. Let’s set the scene....
Aug 28, 2019
The Argentinian option: What could the Brazilian left learn from its neighbor?
Given electoral trends across Latin America in recent years, the recent primary results in Argentina came as somewhat of a surprise. With former President...
Aug 27, 2019
Brazil’s country branding has a long history of failure
Last month, the Brazilian tourism board (Embratur) unveiled its new branding campaign to attract foreign tourists to the country. “Brazil, visit and love us”...
Aug 17, 2019
“Anti-corruption” protesters turn a blind eye to Prosecutor General race
One of the keys to the success of the Car Wash investigation—the inquiry into political corruption that upended Brazil’s political system between 2014 and...
Aug 12, 2019
The government’s terrible idea to tax financial operations in Brazil
I don’t like talking about the same subject over and over again. That’s why I chose not to use this piece to criticize President...
Aug 06, 2019
How Brumadinho disaster could push global change in tailings management
Tailings are a sand-like byproduct of mining activities which are the result of crushing ores before mineral extraction. Often, tailings are disposed of in...
Aug 04, 2019
The deinstitutionalization of Brazil’s Workers’ Party
It sounds otherworldly to Brazilians today, but before he could win his first presidential election in 2002, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva...
Jul 30, 2019
Brazil’s documentary wars
The events of the past years in Brazil deserve cinematic treatment. From the irruption of street protests in June 2013, through a World Cup...
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