Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
Aug 05, 2020
Explaining Brazil #119: Brazil’s place in the race for a Covid-19 vaccine
Ironically, Brazil's mismanagement of the coronavirus crisis may lead to the country cutting the line in the race for a vaccine
Jul 30, 2020
Explaining Brazil #118: Bolsonaro’s ticket to re-election
Everyone predicted that the pandemic would plummet Jair Bolsonaro's approval rates. But the president sees his re-election prospects grow more realistic
Jul 22, 2020
Explaining Brazil #117: Biden or Trump, what changes for Brazil?
Few elections worldwide influence Brazil as much as the U.S. presidential race. Joe Biden seems poised to beat Donald Trump, but what...
Jul 16, 2020
Explaining Brazil #116: Deforestation is bad for business
Deforestation is on the rise, and now investors have threatened to remove their money from Brazil, forcing the government to act
Jul 08, 2020
Explaining Brazil #115: Bolsonaro is one in a 1.6 million
After months of reckless behavior, President Jair Bolsonaro has been infected with the coronavirus. And is trying to make lemonade out of...
Jul 01, 2020
Explaining Brazil #114: Violent effects of Brazil’s job apocalypse
The pandemic is set to cost millions of jobs in Brazil, which can cause a number of troubling knock-on effects in society
Jun 25, 2020
Special: The Greatest Tournament in History
In this final episode of our series, we frame the legacy of the 1970 World Cup, both in Brazil and abroad
Jun 23, 2020
Special: How the King of Football got his crown
Pelé is the greatest football player in history, and the 1970 World Cup in Mexico is seen as his finest hour, when he led...
Jun 21, 2020
How Brazil became the Land of Football
50 years ago today, the greatest football team of all time won the 1970 World Cup. We tell the full story in...
Jun 18, 2020
Explaining Brazil #113: Covid-19 made Brazilian elections more exposed to fake news
The coronavirus has made regular meet-and-greet campaigns impossible. And that will favor political fake news rings
Jun 10, 2020
Explaining Brazil #112: Lifting the lid on a Brazil divided by race
Race in Brazil is self-determined — and the lines are often quite blurry. The color of one’s skin — to themselves and to others —...
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...
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