Opinion

Feb 18, 2020
Faced with hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans crossing its borders, Brazil has set up pragmatic, humane and effective systems for welcoming refugees

OpinionFeb 03, 2020

Bolsonaro buying support in Congress, and it’s all legal

Earlier today, I addressed the changes in Brazil’s system...

OpinionFeb 03, 2020

‘Coalition presidentialism’ in the Bolsonaro government

In the first instalment of a two-part...

OpinionJan 26, 2020

Bolsonaro’s foreign policy is “amateur and improvised,” says diplomat

Foreign policy is a minefield, often having to contradict...

Opinion 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...

Opinion 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...

Opinion 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...

Opinion 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...

Opinion 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...

Opinion 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...

Opinion 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...

Opinion 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...

Opinion 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...

Opinion 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...

Opinion 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...

Opinion 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....

Opinion 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...

Opinion 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”...

Opinion 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...
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