Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
Jun 03, 2020
Explaining Brazil #111: Has the opposition to Jair Bolsonaro come to life?
Brazil saw anti-Bolsonaro protests this weekend. Does it mean that opposition to the far-right leader has finally come out of hibernation?
May 27, 2020
Explaining Brazil #110: Bolsonaro’s “miracle” cure for Covid-19
The world has abandoned chloroquine as a possible cure against the coronavirus. But Brazil's Bolsonaro is doubling down on his bet
May 20, 2020
#109: The price of a human life
In the Covid-19 war, which path will cause fewer casualties: enacting a lockdown, or reopening the economy? These economists believe they know...
May 13, 2020
Explaining Brazil #108: All the president’s Covid-19 tests
Brazil's president is trying to keep his Covid-19 test results private. Now, the Supreme Court will step in
May 06, 2020
Explaining Brazil #107: Why is support for Bolsonaro so resilient?
Links to paramilitary mafias, controversial cabinet firings … and a botched pandemic response. None of this has dented Bolsonaro's core group of...
Apr 29, 2020
Explaining Brazil #106: Moro puts Jair in the corner
Sergio Moro has left Bolsonaro in a delicate situation: it has lost his anti-corruption poster boy, and Moro's revelations could lead to...
Apr 22, 2020
Coronavirus: Pandemic power plays in Brazil and the U.S.
The Covid-19 pandemic has made the similarities between Jair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump even more apparent
Apr 15, 2020
Coronavirus: Do the numbers even mean anything?
Despite Brazil updating Covid-19 figures every day, inconsistencies in the data have left policymakers in the dark over the real spread of...
Apr 08, 2020
Coronavirus: Shopping for a new Health Minister
Amid the worst pandemic in a lifetime, President Jair Bolsonaro has gone after his own Health minister, stopping just shy of sacking him
Apr 02, 2020
Coronavirus: Brazil facing a job apocalypse
Brazil's large informal labor market suggests that the country's employment rates may be decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic
Mar 27, 2020
Coronavirus: Public health enemy #1
The world goes into self-isolation and governments pass relief packages to save their economies. But Brazil's president wants "business as usual"
Mar 18, 2020
Coronavirus: 20 rough weeks ahead
Brazil has recorded its first Covid-19 death, and cases are growing exponentially. Authorities warn it will get much worse before it gets...
Mar 11, 2020
Explaining Brazil #99: Is recession inescapable?
The coronavirus outbreak is cooling off the global economy—but the Brazilian government resists the use of stimulus packages
Mar 04, 2020
Explaining Brazil #98: Should Congress impeach Jair Bolsonaro?
By asking supporters to take to the streets and ask for the shutdown of Congress and "the end of the Supreme Court,"...
Feb 26, 2020
Explaining Brazil #97: For Brazil, 5G can mean more than just fast internet
The implementation of 5G in Brazil still has many obstacles in its way, not least pressure from the country's two leading trading...
Feb 19, 2020
Explaining Brazil #96: Human rights abuses, powered by CIA technology
New revelations show the CIA sold encryption tools which allowed them to spy on South American dictatorships during some of the most...
Feb 12, 2020
Explaining Brazil #95: Brazil’s climate crisis has already begun
Heavy rains and other extreme weather events have become the norm in Brazil, with much of the blame lying with climate change...
Feb 05, 2020
Explaining Brazil Podcast #94: Bolsonaro, season 2 begins
President Bolsonaro has a lot on his plate: pressing reforms, a Supreme Court vacancy, and much intrigue.
Jan 29, 2020
Explaining Brazil #93: Coronavirus: the risks for Brazil
Even more contagious than the new strain of coronavirus that emerged in mid-December is misinformation about the disease. The number of cases is jumping...
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