Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
Numbers of the week: Jan. 18, 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 help explain what is going on in Brazil. This week: copycat Nazi propaganda by Brazil’s...
Jan 11, 2020
Numbers of the week: Jan. 11, 2020
This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest...
Dec 04, 2019
Cannabis investments blazing in Brazil
The use of cannabis for recreational purposes remains taboo...
Dec 01, 2019
Brazil’s new challenge against HIV
The first registered case of AIDS in Brazil came...
Oct 17, 2019
Brazilians develop state-of-the-art Zika test
Good morning! We’re covering today a groundbreaking way of testing for the Zika virus—which scared the world in 2016 and 2017. Plus, Jair Bolsonaro’s...
Oct 12, 2019
The risks of genetically modified mosquitoes
Around 1 million people die each year of mosquito-borne diseases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is why mosquitoes are considered one...
Oct 01, 2019
The threat of a “superbug” to Brazilian herds
Good morning! Today, we take a look at how the massive use of antibiotics could create a “superbug” among Brazilian livestock herds. The impasse...
Sep 30, 2019
Less bureaucracy for foreign banks entering Brazil
Good morning! This week, we cover the new banking rules making it easier for foreign banks to set up shop in Brazil. Plus, the...
Sep 17, 2019
The fly that Brazil can’t swat
Every year it’s the same story. The Ministry of Health releases TV advertisements with advice on how to prevent the proliferation of Aedes aegypti,...
Sep 07, 2019
Brazil by the Numbers
Today we’re launching Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. Random numbers...
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...
Aug 02, 2019
Petrobras has best quarterly results in history
Good morning. Petrobras just recorded the biggest quarterly profits in its history. A new plan to take doctors to remote Brazilian areas. The Supreme...
Jul 31, 2019
E-cigarette debate reaches Brazil as authorities study regulations
Around the world, the multi-billion dollar tobacco industry has been undergoing a complete overhaul. The arrival of electronic cigarettes has changed the market altogether,...
Jul 28, 2019
How hunger and obesity coexist in Brazil
Despite being one of the world’s major food producers, Brazil experiences an unsettling paradox: the country is both underfed and overfed. Obesity levels are...
Jul 24, 2019
Petrobras diluted in deal for oil distribution company
Good morning! Petrobras diluted its shares in oil distribution company BR Distribuidora, continuing its divestment plan. The hunt for cell phone hacking suspects, believed...
Jul 12, 2019
Brazil Tech Roundup, Jul. 12, 2019 | Health tech continues to grow in Brazil
You’re reading The Brazilian Report‘s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the main news concerning technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics: ICT...
Jul 09, 2019
Alstom, Bombardier guilty of forming a cartel
Good morning! Eleven companies were found guilty of rigging public bidding processes in São Paulo—including big names such as Alstom and Bombardier. The pension...
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 18, 2019
How the Brazilian population will change this century
Every two years, the UN publishes its World Population Prospects, analyzing population trends in 235 countries and regions. The data is based on national...
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