Society

Mar 28, 2020
Covid-19, President Bolsonaro’s statements, the government’s reaction, G20's trillionaire rescue, repatriation in Peru, "vertical" isolation, state governors against the president

SocietyMar 21, 2020

Numbers of the week: Mar. 21, 2019

This week's topic is, of course, the different ways...

SocietyMar 19, 2020

Brazil drafting med students to fight Covid-19 spread

To help bolster the ranks of the...

CoronavirusMar 18, 2020

Brazil moves to prevent Covid-19 from entering prisons

The country's prison system is already inhumane...

Coronavirus Mar 15, 2020

If Brazil suspends classes, it could spark a hunger crisis

In several peripheral areas, school lunches are children's main meal of the day; sometimes providing their only nutrition

Coronavirus Mar 15, 2020

Is Brazil’s healthcare system prepared for the Covid-19 pandemic?

Brazil has the largest public health system in the world, but it may not be able to handle the upcoming boom in...

Coronavirus Mar 14, 2020

Numbers of the week: Mar. 14, 2019

Coronavirus infections, a turbulent week for markets, Brazil’s economic response to the outbreak

Coronavirus Mar 13, 2020

Brazil’s states react to the Covid-19 outbreak

As the effects of the coronavirus pandemic begin to affect the everyday lives of Brazilians, the country’s authorities are weighing in with measures and...

Society Mar 12, 2020

Bolsa Família grinds to a halt under Jair Bolsonaro

Since June, Brazil's famous welfare program Bolsa Família has essentially been frozen, and millions of needy families are forming a queue

Society Mar 07, 2020

Numbers of the week, Mar. 7, 2019

Femicides, coronavirus, elections, poor GDP growth figures, and much more

Society Mar 03, 2020

Brazilian researchers mapping coronavirus genome to contain spread

Scientists have found that the genome of the coronavirus sample collected from the first patient diagnosed in Brazil is different from that of the...

Society Mar 03, 2020

The reality of clandestine abortions in Brazil

Abortion is considered a crime in Brazil, but a huge number of clandestine procedures take place every year—and they are either highly...

Society Feb 29, 2020

Numbers of the week: Feb. 29, 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 Feb 26, 2020

Seven years after protests, Brazilians are earning less and less

While nominal incomes have risen since the 2013 wave of protests, these gains are wiped out by inflation and foreign exchange fluctuations

Society Feb 24, 2020

The day carnival was postponed … Then Brazil celebrated it twice

A sensationalist 2017 Daily Mail headline warned that the “culture wars” developing in Brazil could lead to the cancellation of Carnival in Rio de...

Society Feb 23, 2020

Has sensationalism on Brazilian TV gone too far?

Last Tuesday, TV host Luiz Bacci starred in of the most insensitive and sadistic scenes in Brazilian television in recent memory: during a live...

Society Feb 22, 2020

Brazil’s 2020 Carnival in numbers

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 Feb 17, 2020

What is it like to be a domestic worker in Brazil?

Despite Economy Minister Paulo Guedes' comments, domestic workers in Brazil weren't "going to Disneyland" during the 2010s and the profession lays bare...

Society Feb 15, 2020

Numbers of the week: Feb. 15, 2020

Carnival parades, attacks against the press, the rout of Brazil's currency, floods in São Paulo, and growth perspectives for Brazilian banks
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