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One year after flopping at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Jair Bolsonaro decided to skip the 2020 edition of the notorious gathering of big business, political leaders, and key members of academia. Without Mr. Bolsonaro in...

Latin AmericaJan 21, 2020

Why Brazilian trade with Venezuela has hit a 20-year low

Imports and exports have fallen significantly, but...

BusinessJan 21, 2020

Brazil is updating its investment agent regulation. What comes next?

As Brazil’s financial markets blossom, the entire investment industry...

Brazil DailyJan 21, 2020

Unemployment in Brazil is here to stay, says ILO

Good morning! We’re covering today the latest ILO report on...
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Society Jan 20, 2020

Mystery disease “eating prisoners alive” in Roraima jail

Horrendous sanitary conditions inside a Boa Vista penitentiary have led to the spreading of serious diseases among inmates, including a mysterious "skin-eating"...
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Society Jan 20, 2020

The centralization of opportunities in Brazilian cities, mapped

Jobs are poorly distributed in Brazil’s state capital cities, as shown by a recent study from the Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea). Researchers...
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Environment Jan 19, 2020

Snake Island: the Brazilian rock known as the deadliest place on Earth

Forget kidnapping, mugging, police brutality, or the Zika virus. The most dangerous spot in Brazil is a tiny island due south of São Paulo....
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Society Jan 18, 2020

Brazil falling behind in its fight against pedophilia

On March 28, 2019, São Paulo’s civil police knocked on the front door of a professor and engineer in a coastal town. In order...
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Power Jan 18, 2020

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...
Brazilian truckers blocks a during a strike to reduce oil prices. Photo: Antonio Scorza

Business Jan 17, 2020

Minimum freight table: a Trojan horse for truckers?

With minimum freight prices codified in law, the Brazilian government wants to avoid a new truckers' strike. But the move might have...
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Tech Jan 17, 2020

Tech Roundup Jan. 17, 2020 | The face of Brazilian digital marketing in 2020

You’re reading The Brazilian Report‘s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the most important news in technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics:...
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Power Jan 17, 2020

Brazilian culture secretary loses job after paraphrasing Goebbels

Sitting upright at his desk, the culture secretary addresses the nation. A triumphant portrait of the head of state hangs on the back wall,...
With new freight table, Bolsonaro hopes to appease truckers

Brazil Daily Jan 17, 2020

With new freight table, Bolsonaro hopes to appease truckers

The new freight table: will it avoid a new truckers' strike? Low levels of Brazil's hydropower reservoirs. And the new powers of the Solicitor...
Despite fears from activists, human rights was the most popular issue in bills approved by Brazilian lawmakers last year

Power Jan 16, 2020

Human rights for some in Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Despite fears from activists, human rights was the most popular issue in bills approved by Brazilian lawmakers last year
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Opinion Jan 16, 2020

“Bolsonaro’s government encourages radicalism”: Brazilian Bar Association president

Felipe Santa Cruz, a vocal critic of the Bolsonaro government, speaks to The Brazilian Report about Sergio Moro, labor rights, and the...
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Brazil Daily Jan 16, 2020

The latest scandal in Bolsonaro’s cabinet

The latest scandal in Jair Bolsonaro's cabinet. The imminent departure from Brazil of China's biggest private conglomerate. And how inflation hits different social classes...
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Society Jan 15, 2020

Nut-cracking Brazilian monkeys could teach us about human evolution

Human beings were always defined as the “tool-maker species.” But our domination over this important skill was brought into question in the 1960s when...
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Society Jan 15, 2020

World Capital of Architecture, Rio de Janeiro has to confront its own challenges

Rio de Janeiro is looking for solutions amid the global debate on urban planning
A quarter of a century on, Brazil updates its franchising legislation and companies in the sector are delighted

Business Jan 14, 2020

New franchising law opens the door to more foreign investments

A quarter of a century on, Brazil updates its franchising legislation and companies in the sector are delighted
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