Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
Brazil's Justice system could be the next Covid-19 victim
Mar 26, 2020
Brazil is in its second week of social isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so far recording 62 deaths and almost 2,500 infections. Some states have already put their citizens under quarantine and forecasts for the country’s economic future...
Mar 25, 2020
Between a rock and a hard place, Bolsonaro favors economy over health
While the World Health Organization pleads for...
Mar 20, 2020
Will the coronavirus be Jair Bolsonaro’s kryptonite?
Under strict lockdown measures, citizens in several parts of...
Mar 17, 2020
Brazil’s coronavirus deniers in positions of power
Beyond President Jair Bolsonaro himself, leaders of...
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Mar 16, 2020
Covid-19 forces Brazil’s Congress into de facto recess
Fears of transmission have led lawmakers to adopt special measures in Congress, which should lead to a de facto recess during the...
Mar 14, 2020
Covid-19 crisis chips away at Paulo Guedes’ image
Delay in reaction and insistence on approving reforms has soured the relationship between Brazil's Economy Minister and Congress
Mar 14, 2020
Two years after Marielle Franco’s murder, her struggle lives on through her family
Anielle Franco, head of the Marielle Franco Institute, speaks about the memory of her sister and the importance of representation for black...
Mar 13, 2020
President Bolsonaro trolls media with coronavirus scare
Sources within the government reportedly confirmed that the Brazilian president had contracted the novel coronavirus. It was just a troll
Mar 10, 2020
Never waste a good crisis? Someone should tell Jair Bolsonaro
After Brazil's markets crashed on Monday, there are signs of a truce between the government and Congress—but Jair Bolsonaro is unlikely to let that...
Mar 08, 2020
Women still struggle to be elected in Brazil
While women account for 52 percent of the Brazilian population, they still face many roadblocks to get elected for public office
Mar 07, 2020
Bolsonaro and Trump dine over defense deal
Confirmed at the last minute, Jair Bolsonaro will meet with the U.S. President this evening, and a newly agreed defense cooperation deal...
Mar 06, 2020
The risks of letting Jair Bolsonaro hijack the news in Brazil
A constant stream of controversial statements allows Jair Bolsonaro to dictate the Brazilian news cycle, and draw attention away from his government's...
Mar 05, 2020
The road to municipal elections starts here
In seven months’ time, Brazil’s 5,570 municipalities will head to the polls to elect new mayors and members of city councils. Coming two years...
Mar 04, 2020
Coronavirus fears have created a dilemma for Brazil’s Central Bank
The Central Bank said it would stop reducing Brazil's already low benchmark interest rates, but outside pressure could cause them to go...
Mar 02, 2020
Brazil’s judges living in fear of organized crime violence
On February 12, Brazilian journalist Léo Veras was assassinated by masked hitmen at his home in the Paraguayan border town of Pedro Juan Caballero....
Feb 29, 2020
TikTok, Bolsonaro has arrived
If Jair Bolsonaro’s presidency has been built on social media, then Brazil’s head of state celebrated a defining achievement this week. Using his official...
Feb 28, 2020
Author of Dilma impeachment sees no reason to oust Bolsonaro
São Paulo lawmaker Janaína Paschoal was a protagonist in Dilma Rousseff's impeachment. Now, however, she sees no cause to move against Bolsonaro
Feb 28, 2020
Brazil’s Health Ministry calls out anti-vaxxers in efforts against coronavirus
As the coronavirus reaches Brazil, the country's highest health authorities have set out to reassure the population and combat misinformation
Feb 27, 2020
Brazil hopes to finish never-ending power plant as attention turns nuclear
The Angra 3 nuclear power plant in Rio was started in 1984 and is still not finished. The government plans to conclude...
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