Economy

The controversial political documentary nominated to the Oscars. Brazil's new base in Antarctica. And the possibility of the government raising minimum wages.

Latin AmericaJan 13, 2020

Pensions are Latin America’s ticking time bomb

As pointed out by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB),...

SocietyJan 11, 2020

Numbers of the week: Jan. 11, 2020

This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest...

Brazil DailyJan 10, 2020

How politicians silently cripple local newsrooms in Brazil

A new way to cripple local news organizations in...
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Brazil Daily Jan 08, 2020

In debt, Brazilian firms could miss out on economic recovery

Big Brazilian firms in debt could miss out on Brazil's recovery. How Brazil's relationship with Iran is developing. Bolsonaro refuses to "tax the sun."...
What to expect from the Brazilian Congress in 2020?

Power Jan 06, 2020

What to expect from the Brazilian Congress in 2020?

2019 was a turbulent year in Congress, to say the least. An apparently interminable 12 months came to an end on December 20 with...
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Business Dec 27, 2019

The most liberal places to do business in Brazil

A decade ago, a running joke in Brazilian politics was to say that if you put all the Brazilian liberals together in one place,...
Brazil has approved the first federal budget under Jair Bolsonaro, predicting the smallest deficit since 2016. Things are improving, but there is much to be done before public accounts returning to the black

Business Dec 21, 2019

Despite improvement, Brazil far from going back to black

Brazil’s Congress approved the federal budget for 2020, the first proposed by the Jair Bolsonaro administration. The forecast indicates gradual improvement to Brazil’s public...
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Society 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...
Brazil's moves to regulate gig economy could make conditions for workers even worse

Business Dec 19, 2019

Brazil tries to regulate gig economy. It could get even worse for workers

Since Brazil escaped its worst recession on record, unemployment rates have slowly—yet consistently—gone down. But new data from Brazil’s official statistics agency sheds more...
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Power Dec 18, 2019

How has Bolsonaro changed Brazil after one year?

On January 1, Jair Bolsonaro was inaugurated as Brazil’s 38th president. The task ahead of him was a veritable Rubik’s cube—a polarized and deeply...
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Business Dec 18, 2019

Bolsonaro year 1: Economy

Despite political hiccups, the government managed to oversee the approval of the boldest pension reform ever passed in Brazil. That was only possible thanks...
Oil stains in Brazil destroy local fishing industry

Environment Dec 16, 2019

Oil stains in Brazil destroy local fishing industry

More than 100 days have passed since the first signs of oil were sighted on Brazil’s northeastern coast. This environmental crisis of as yet...
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Society Dec 07, 2019

Numbers of the week: Dec. 7, 2019

This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. Random numbers that...
Hitting Jair Bolsonaro where it hurts

Brazil Daily Dec 05, 2019

Hitting Jair Bolsonaro where it hurts

Good morning! We’re covering today the accusations about how Jair Bolsonaro runs a social media army. The latest numbers of the Brazilian industry. A...
How optimistic should we be about Brazil's GDP numbers?

Brazil Daily Dec 04, 2019

How optimistic should we be about Brazil’s GDP numbers?

Good morning! We’re covering today Brazil’s GDP numbers (and what is behind their increase). Medical cannabis legalized in Brazil, with restrictions. And a new...
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Business Dec 03, 2019

Brazil continues on path of slow growth

Brazil’s gross domestic product (GDP) is up by 0.6 percent over Q3 2019 when compared to the previous quarter. The result was slightly better...
Debt could cost Brazil voting seat at the United Nations

Brazil Daily Nov 29, 2019

Brazil could lose voting seat at the UN

Good morning! We’re covering today Brazil’s debt with the United Nations. Will the Central Bank change rules for paying in installments? And the latest...
Unfavorable environment for reforms in Brazil, says former Solicitor General Luiz Inácio Adams

Power Nov 25, 2019

Unfavorable environment for reforms in Brazil, says former solicitor general

The agenda of economic reforms proposed by President Jair Bolsonaro is “necessary” to allow for Brazil to develop. That is the not view of...
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