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Feb 18, 2020
After accompanying President Jair Bolsonaro to an Evangelical Christian event last week, Federal Judge Marcelo Bretas has raised eyebrows for his apparent political involvement with the current head of state

OpinionFeb 18, 2020

Brazil’s humane refugee policies put developed countries to shame

Faced with hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans...

BusinessFeb 18, 2020

Waterways cast aside in Brazil’s infrastructure plans

Brazil has huge potential to use its...

Brazil DailyFeb 18, 2020

Bolsonaro’s war on states could backfire

The president's war with state governors might...
Welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter! This week, Ronaldinho latest advertising foray which has him in hot water with the courts. Corinthians dumped out of the Copa Libertadores in a night full of surprises and coincidences. That and much more. Enjoy your read!

Sports Feb 17, 2020

Referees blowing the whistle on Ronaldinho’s pyramid selling

Ronaldinho Gaucho's latest advertising foray which has him in hot water with the courts. Corinthians dumped out of the Copa Libertadores in a night...
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Society Feb 17, 2020

What is it like to be a domestic worker in Brazil?

Despite Economy Minister Paulo Guedes' comments, domestic workers in Brazil weren't "going to Disneyland" during the 2010s and the profession lays bare...
This week, how Brazil plans to rely more on solar power plants. The names on Bolsonaro's shortlist for incoming vacancies at the Supreme Court.

Brazil Weekly Feb 17, 2020

Solar power set for a boost in Brazil

How Brazil plans to rely more on solar power plants. And the names on Bolsonaro's shortlist for incoming vacancies at the Supreme...
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Latin America Feb 16, 2020

Brazil can learn from Argentina and Chile’s reckoning with dictatorship past

While challenging the crimes of the military dictatorship is seen as a "leftist" cause in Brazil, their South American neighbors have made...
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Environment Feb 15, 2020

After the horse has bolted, Brazil’s Navy locks the stable door

More than six months after the gigantic oil spill on the Brazilian coast—the causes of which are still unclear—the country’s Navy has introduced a...
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Society Feb 15, 2020

Numbers of the week: Feb. 15, 2020

Carnival parades, attacks against the press, the rout of Brazil's currency, floods in São Paulo, and growth perspectives for Brazilian banks
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Business Feb 14, 2020

Heineken celebrations watered down by legal dispute

Only days after Dutch brewing company Heineken announced that Brazil was its biggest global market, the firm could be forced to close one of...
Tech Roundup Feb. 14, 2020 | Small providers revolutionizing Brazil's internet

Tech Feb 14, 2020

Tech Roundup, Feb. 14, 2020 | Small providers revolutionizing Brazil’s internet

A digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil
Brazil's indigenous handed a "death sentence" with new mining bill

Environment Feb 14, 2020

Brazil’s indigenous handed a “death sentence” with new mining bill

A series of administrative changes and a new proposal to legalize mining and farming on protected reserves has left Brazil's indigenous communities...
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Brazil Daily Feb 14, 2020

Central Bank currency intervention to have short-lived effects

We’re covering today what is happening to the Brazilian currency. Big banks are still profiting … for now. And the latest twist in the...
The political dynasty that dominated Peru for decades now appears to be on its way out, with Alberto Fujimori in poor health and his heiress' party suffering huge losses

Latin America Feb 13, 2020

Is this the end of Fujimorismo in Peru?

The political dynasty that dominated Peru for decades now appears to be on its way out, with Alberto Fujimori in poor health...
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Business Feb 13, 2020

How tax cuts on fuels may impact Brazil’s tax reform?

President Jair Bolsonaro has engaged in tax populism to cater to his support base. He promised to lift fuel taxes—trying to push...
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Brazil Daily Feb 13, 2020

Analysts unfazed as Brazilian Real hits record lows

The positive impacts of the devaluation of the Brazilian currency. The latest cabinet firing. And the left-wing trying to make life harder for banks...
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Latin America Feb 12, 2020

Argentina looking to get back into Brazil’s good books with visit

Meetings between Argentina's foreign minister and the Bolsonaro administration seek to re-establish trade ties between the neighboring countries
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Power Feb 12, 2020

Unanswered questions and presidential links of killed crime boss

Adriano da Nóbrega, killed on Sunday in a police operation, is accused to have led a notorious Rio death squad and is...
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