Society

Feb 17, 2020
Despite Economy Minister Paulo Guedes' comments, domestic workers in Brazil weren't "going to Disneyland" during the 2010s and the profession lays bare a number of cultural inequalities in the country

SocietyFeb 15, 2020

Numbers of the week: Feb. 15, 2020

Carnival parades, attacks against the press, the rout of...

SocietyFeb 10, 2020

Brazil’s lack of urban planning still to blame for disasters

Excessive rainfall in the country's Southeast has caused destruction...

SocietyFeb 09, 2020

Book clubs the not-so-new hope for struggling Brazilian publishing industry

As the Brazilian publishing market continues to grapple with...

Society Feb 08, 2020

Numbers of the week: Feb. 8, 2020

Monthly inflation for January, suspected cases of coronavirus, carnival profits, the extradition of a convicted killer, banned books... And more

Society Feb 07, 2020

What Brazil is doing to prevent the coronavirus from entering the country

In a bid to get ahead of the outbreak, the Brazilian government has sanctioned a series of rules facilitating their fight against the coronavirus

Society Feb 05, 2020

No Sex Please, We’re Brazilian

Brazil's Evangelical human rights minister wants to rely on teen abstinence to curb teen pregnancy rates. Can it work?

Society Feb 01, 2020

Numbers of the week: Feb. 1, 2020

This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. A selection of...

Society Jan 29, 2020

How economic struggles force Brazil’s brain drain

Brazil is struggling to attract and hold on to its promising talents, with poor unemployment prospects pushing professionals to leave the country

Society Jan 25, 2020

The plan to build Latin America’s biggest Chinatown in São Paulo

On January 25, São Paulo honors the anniversary of its foundation. In 2020, however, another celebration will take place in several parts of the...

Society Jan 25, 2020

Numbers of the week: Jan. 25, 2020

Environmental fines out of control, IMF’s growth expectation for Brazil, prison break in Paraguay, the education system at risk, indigenous people demand their rights

Society Jan 20, 2020

Mystery disease “eating prisoners alive” in Roraima jail

Horrendous sanitary conditions inside a Boa Vista penitentiary have led to the spreading of serious diseases among inmates, including a mysterious "skin-eating"...

Society Jan 20, 2020

The centralization of opportunities in Brazilian cities, mapped

Jobs are poorly distributed in Brazil’s state capital cities, as shown by a recent study from the Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea). Researchers...

Society Jan 18, 2020

Brazil falling behind in its fight against pedophilia

On March 28, 2019, São Paulo’s civil police knocked on the front door of a professor and engineer in a coastal town. In order...

Society Jan 18, 2020

Numbers of the week: Jan. 18, 2020

This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. Random numbers that...

Society Jan 15, 2020

Nut-cracking Brazilian monkeys could teach us about human evolution

Human beings were always defined as the “tool-maker species.” But our domination over this important skill was brought into question in the 1960s when...

Society Jan 15, 2020

World Capital of Architecture, Rio de Janeiro has to confront its own challenges

Rio de Janeiro is looking for solutions amid the global debate on urban planning

Society Jan 11, 2020

Numbers of the week: Jan. 11, 2020

This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. Random numbers that...

Society Jan 03, 2020

The differences between studying in Brazil and the U.S.

Many Brazilian young people, if they have the means, opt to pursue their studies abroad. In fact, Brazil is among the top ten countries...
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