Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
Headlines you might have missed during the holiday season...
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...
Dec 26, 2017
Stories that may fly under the radar in 2018
This coming year is set to be a big...
Dec 22, 2017
Lula: a clash between the time of politics and the time of Justice
The 2018 presidential election in Brazil has been polarized...
Dec 07, 2017
Brazil’s odd liberalism
Liberalism has become a part of mainstream politics in...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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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