Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
Small providers revolutionizing Brazil's internet
Feb 14, 2020
A digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil
Feb 06, 2020
The impeachment request against Brazil’s Education minister
In today’s intensely polarized Brazil, political consensus is near...
Jan 12, 2020
Bolsonaro’s lawyer: Workers’ Party “uses courts to create a political narrative”
Known for some time in Brazil’s political corridors for...
Jan 10, 2020
How politicians silently cripple local newsrooms in Brazil
A new way to cripple local news organizations in...
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 06, 2019
The silence around Brazil’s newest state-owned company
Good morning! We’re covering today the secrecy surrounding Jair Bolsonaro’s new state-owned company. The threat of deepfakes in 2020, when Brazil holds municipal elections....
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...
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...
Oct 30, 2019
Deepfake videos: moral panic, or harmless fun?
Deepfakes. We’ve all seen them by now. They are the short, edited videos of politicians and celebrities, saying things completely out of character, which...
Oct 18, 2019
Tech Roundup, Oct. 18, 2019 | Big Tech joins Brazilian effort against misinformation
You’re reading The Brazilian Report‘s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics:...
Aug 28, 2019
Explaining Brazil #75: WhatsApp-induced fires
Throughout 2018, we at The Brazilian Report have written numerous articles on the power of social media in Brazil. Especially WhatsApp. Everyone in Brazil...
Aug 05, 2019
Anti-vax movement growing in Brazil as measles makes a comeback
Established in 1978, Brazil’s national immunization program offers 19 free types of vaccines. Through effective public health campaigns, the country has eradicated a series...
Jul 20, 2019
Why is Brazil such a fertile ground to conspiracy theories
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first paces taken by man on the lunar surface. The moon landing was a giant leap for...
Apr 16, 2019
Brazil’s Supreme Court against fake news—or against the news?
Good morning! In today’s issue: Brazil’s Supreme Court moves to censor the press. Pension reform fails its first test. Brazilian economy could have negative...
Apr 09, 2019
Could CNN Brasil become Jair Bolsonaro’s Fox News?
In January of this year, it was announced that a Brazilian media group had purchased licensing rights from American news giant CNN to launch...
Mar 13, 2019
In 10 weeks as president, Jair Bolsonaro made one false statement per day
Since being sworn in on January 1, 2019, President Jair Bolsonaro has made 149 checkable statements, of which 82 were completely false or had...
Dec 06, 2018
Brazilian election case proves social media’s danger to democracy
Misinformation on social media played a troubling role in propelling far-right Congressman Jair Bolsonaro to the Brazilian presidency. While it would be inaccurate to...
Nov 23, 2018
Despite the rise of smartphones, Brazilians are watching more TV
It’s almost a consensus among analysts, journalists, and scholars that the 2018 presidential elections changed politics in Brazil. Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign relied heavily on...
Oct 31, 2018
How Jair Bolsonaro mimics Donald Trump
“Trump of the Tropics” is a nickname that has stuck with Jair Bolsonaro, a comparison that Brazil’s president-elect welcomes and fuels himself. The moniker...
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