Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
Mapping Rio de Janeiro’s gang influence...
Dec 14, 2019
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 terrain has been fought over tooth-and-nail by a selection of rival drug gangs, with the...
Dec 07, 2019
Legal marijuana in Uruguay: example or cautionary tale?
Uruguay blazed a trail worldwide in the legalization of...
Dec 04, 2019
Cannabis investments blazing in Brazil
The use of cannabis for recreational purposes remains taboo...
Nov 27, 2019
Brazil bars marijuana monopoly
Good morning! We’re covering today Brazil’s promising cannabis market....
Nov 26, 2019
Less dollars, no problem?
Good morning! Brazil’s currency woes “not a problem” for the government. The U.S. to make life easier for Brazilian travelers. Operation Car Wash could...
Nov 20, 2019
Why Operation Car Wash wants to arrest Paraguay’s ex-president
Since the inception of Operation Car Wash in 2014, it was a matter of time before Brazil’s sweeping corruption investigation into wrongdoings within construction...
Aug 10, 2019
New drug use survey offers a look at substance habits in Brazil
In 2015, a drug decriminalization bill reached the Supreme Court. However, after a meeting with the vehemently anti-drugs President Jair Bolsonaro, Chief Justice Dias...
Aug 03, 2019
Altamira: how a quiet Amazonian town became Brazil’s murder capital
On Monday, a prison riot in the city of Altamira, in the northern state of Pará, resulted in the deaths of at least 58...
Jun 28, 2019
Brazil’s push to regulate medical marijuana industry
In relation to the global trend toward decriminalizing or legalizing cannabis, Brazil is lagging way behind. With Canada, Portugal, Uruguay, and much of the...
Jun 26, 2019
The cocaine in Spain stays mainly on the plane
With the G20 summit beginning in Osaka this Friday, the expectation was that Jair Bolsonaro’s meetings with China’s general secretary Xi Jinping would take...
Jun 11, 2019
Operation Car Wash’s Sandcastle
Operation Car Wash’s Sandcastle Years before Operation Car Wash and Judge Sergio Moro shattered the Brazilian political system, another probe threatened political parties and...
May 18, 2019
How Brazil’s institutional crisis shaped a terrible drug policy
While Brazil’s streets were taken by nationwide protests against budget cuts in education and the government engaged in a full-scale battle against lawmakers in...
Feb 21, 2019
Government presents much-anticipated pension reform bill
In today’s issue: Government presents much-anticipated pension reform bill. Can the pension reform pass in Congress? Government presents much-anticipated pension reform bill President Jair...
Feb 14, 2019
The wicked plan to free Brazil’s deadliest drug gang leaders
On February 13, São Paulo state authorities decided to move against the PCC (The First Command of the Capital)—Brazil’s most powerful and arguably deadliest...
Feb 13, 2019
Explaining Brazil #47: Brazil’s war on drugs failed. What next?
Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | SoundCloud | YouTube | Google Podcasts Brazil’s war on...
Feb 08, 2019
Brazil’s new plan to deal with drugs
Police raids, arrests, and deaths. For years that has been the extent of Brazil’s policy on drugs. The strategy has not only utterly failed — as...
Jan 31, 2019
Brumadinho: death toll reaches 99
Good morning! We continue our coverage of the Brumadinho dam collapse. Brazil defends WTO changes opposed by China. MDB to decide today on its...
Oct 27, 2018
In which promises should we believe?
In this week’s issue: The most important facts of the week. Presidential polls in 14 states. Election: In which promises should we believe? The...
Oct 10, 2018
No, Brazil won’t become a narco-state
On Monday, retired Army General Augusto Heleno was invited by Band TV as a special guest for the station’s electoral broadcast. He was there...
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