Opinion

Jan 03, 2018
In most parts of Brazil, 2018 actually started today. It will be a busy year: on the agenda we have the last 12 months of the contested Michel Temer administration, its austerity agenda, and the 2018 Russia World Cup...

OpinionDec 26, 2017

Stories that may fly under the radar in 2018

This coming year is set to be a big...

OpinionDec 22, 2017

Lula: a clash between the time of politics and the time of Justice

The 2018 presidential election in Brazil has been polarized...

OpinionDec 07, 2017

Brazil’s odd liberalism

Liberalism has become a part of mainstream politics in...

Opinion Nov 28, 2017

Luciano Huck dropped out of the presidential race. Now what?

TV presenter Luciano Huck has published an article in Folha de S.Paulo that apparently puts an end to the widespread speculation that his name...

Opinion Nov 22, 2017

A real coup is brewing in Brazil

When Dilma Rousseff kicked off her chaotic second term in 2015, leftist Brazilians began to talk about a coup. Supposedly, the coup was orchestrated...

Opinion Nov 15, 2017

Brazil’s Proclamation of the Republic through the press

November 15, Brazil’s Republic Day, is far from being highly celebrated. Schools and military academies hold parades on September 7, our Independence Day, but...

Opinion Nov 13, 2017

Brazil is not a liberal country, says LGBTQ icon

Back in September, an exhibition called “Queer Museum,” featuring 270 LGBTQ-themed artworks, was abruptly closed after right-wing groups began a crusade to shut it...

Opinion Nov 10, 2017

Brazil 2019: deadlock ahead?

The Brazilian electoral scene in 2018 will be marked by uncertainty. First, because the candidate currently leading all polls, former Workers’ Party President Luiz...

Opinion Oct 28, 2017

Getting Sick in Brazil

Getting sick in a foreign country can put one at a formidable disadvantage. Brazil compensates for this handicap, not by its plethora of pharmacies,...

Opinion Oct 27, 2017

Markets appear to bail on Brazil’s president

Last year, Congress ousted Dilma Rousseff from the presidency. Though technically her removal was for having doctored the federal budget, the markets and business...

Opinion Oct 23, 2017

Brazil’s Congress has one priority: self-protection

Senator Aécio Neves, cornered by corruption allegations, secured a huge win for himself last week. The Senate floor overruled a Supreme Court decision to...
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