Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
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" bacteria
Jan 20, 2020
The centralization of opportunities in Brazilian cities, mapped
Jobs are poorly distributed in Brazil’s state capital cities,...
Jan 18, 2020
Brazil falling behind in its fight against pedophilia
On March 28, 2019, São Paulo’s civil police knocked...
Jan 15, 2020
Nut-cracking Brazilian monkeys could teach us about human evolution
Human beings were always defined as the “tool-maker species.”...
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
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...
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...
Jan 01, 2020
Crime, cockroaches, and decapitations: the shocking reality of Brazilian prisons
On New Year’s Day, 2017, a riot broke out at the Anísio Jobim penitentiary to the north of the Amazonian city of Manaus. Fueled...
Dec 30, 2019
9 times Hollywood showed it knows nothing about Brazil
While the world slowly becomes aware of what happens in Brazil, many foreigners still only know our country through the many clichés created by...
Dec 26, 2019
Brazilian movies to watch on Netflix during the holidays
2019 was an important year for Brazilian movies. In spite of government budget cuts and the end of sponsorship deals from state-owned companies that...
Dec 25, 2019
Inventions you didn’t know were Brazilian
Brazilians are known worldwide for their creative minds, but that is typically restricted to the fields of art and culture. Well, think again. Many...
Dec 24, 2019
Gourmet or gore-met? Brazil’s weirdest foods
São Paulo is known for its rich gastronomic culture. In a city with influences from everywhere—from Africa and Japan to Italy and the Middle...
Dec 23, 2019
Why Uruguay doesn’t celebrate Christmas
With only 3.5 million inhabitants, Uruguay is one of the countries with the most positive image abroad in all Latin America. The tiny nation...
Dec 22, 2019
It’s Brazil’s signature Christmas meat, but what is ‘Chester’?
Few things are more Christmassy to Brazilians than Chester, the large roasted bird that’s not quite chicken, and not quite turkey. Year in, year...
Dec 21, 2019
Brazil’s 2019 in numbers
This is Brazil by the Numbers, a digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. Random numbers that help...
Dec 19, 2019
Rio de Janeiro’s catastrophe under Mayor Crivella
In 2016, it seemed as if Rio de Janeiro was turning a corner. Hosting the Olympic Games, just two years after lending its legendary...
Dec 17, 2019
Evangelical gangs in Rio de Janeiro wage ‘holy war’ on Afro-Brazilian faiths
The expression “Evangelical drug trafficker” may sound incongruous, but in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, it’s widespread. “Charismatic Christianity” is on the rise...
Dec 16, 2019
Pretrial prisoners: Brazil’s forgotten inmates
A significant slice of the political squabbling in Brazil this year surrounds a concept known in legalese as “imprisonment in the second instance.” Put...
Dec 14, 2019
Mapping Rio de Janeiro’s gang influence
In certain neighborhoods, the “Wonderful City” of Rio de Janeiro resembles more of a warzone than a tourist attraction. For years, the city’s unique...
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