Independence

Today is Brazilian Independence Day, and President Jair Bolsonaro has called on all of his voters to take to the streets, dressed in the colors of the national flag, to show their support for the Amazon rainforest. His opponents,...

PodcastSep 04, 2019

Explaining Brazil #76: How Napoleon invented Brazil

Brazil is an improbable country. It is an immense...

SocietyMay 03, 2019

The worst economic crises in Brazilian history

Brazil is undergoing its slowest post-recession economic recovery in...

PowerJan 10, 2018

Southern separatism in Brazil: A joke to be taken seriously?

Founded in 1992, the movement “O Sul é Meu...
Independence of Brazil painting by Pedro Americo Brazil's Independence from Portugal

Guide to Brazil Oct 15, 2017

Brazil’s Independence from Portugal

We were always an improbable country, and even during the year of our independence, there were reasons to believe that our country would never...
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