Opinion

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

OpinionJan 06, 2020

A look to the future and the future of the center

Technological development has trampled everything humanity was once used...

OpinionDec 28, 2019

A turbulent decade comes to a close

A lot can happen in ten years. Nowadays, some...

OpinionNov 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...

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...

Opinion 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...

Opinion 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...

Opinion 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...

Opinion 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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