Lula

Feb 10, 2020
It has been 40 years since former trade-union leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva founded the Workers’ Party, the most successful Brazilian political group in recent democratic history. It is hard to overstate the importance of the party to...

PowerJan 12, 2020

Bolsonaro’s lawyer: Workers’ Party “uses courts to create a political narrative”

Known for some time in Brazil’s political corridors for...

OpinionJan 06, 2020

A look to the future and the future of the center

Technological development has trampled everything humanity was once used...

PowerDec 17, 2019

Brazil’s new “Center”: a viable alternative to the extremes?

To borrow a phrase from historian Eric Hobsbawm, Brazil...
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Society Nov 30, 2019

Numbers of the week: Nov 30, 2019

This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. Random numbers that...
The Workers' Party future, after Lula release

Power Nov 22, 2019

The Workers’ Party future, now with Lula

This weekend, the center-left Workers’ Party embarks on its first party conference since former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the political group’s ultimate...
Fall of Brazilian currency, the Real, is 'no reason to panic'

Business Nov 21, 2019

Fall of Brazilian Real is ‘no reason to panic’

As the Brazilian currency, the Real, reached its all-time lowest nominal value against the U.S Dollar this week, the government has been battered with...
Brazilian GDP at pre-crisis levels?

Brazil Daily Nov 21, 2019

Brazilian GDP at pre-crisis levels?

Good morning! We’re covering the positive (yet timid) signs of economic recovery in Brazil (GDP numbers). And a bill which would send Lula back...
Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes

Power Nov 18, 2019

Operation Car Wash’s public enemy number one

On Sunday afternoon, various cities around Brazil saw demonstrations of pro-Jair Bolsonaro groups calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes, the...
The true situation of Brazil's public service, in charts

Brazil Weekly Nov 18, 2019

The true situation of Brazil’s public service, in charts

Good morning! This week, we explain the state of Brazilian public service. What will become of the president’s party, without the president? Brazil’s young,...
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Power Nov 17, 2019

Can Congress send Lula back to prison?

Earlier this month, Brazil’s Supreme Court concluded a trial on the possibility of executing prison sentences after a single appeal. The vote came right...
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Podcast Nov 13, 2019

Explaining Brazil #85: How Lula’s story explains Brazil

580 days after being arrested for corruption and money laundering, former Brazilian President Lula is out of prison. And he’s grabbing all the headlines....
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Brazil Weekly Nov 11, 2019

Generals remain ultimate power brokers in Latin America

Good morning! We’re covering the aftermath of Lula being released from prison. Evo Morales’s resignation shows how much civilian leaders can’t survive without the...
Lula is free. What happens now in Brazil?

Power Nov 08, 2019

Lula is free. What happens now in Brazil?

After 580 days, Lula is free. The former president who left office in 2010 as the most popular politician in Brazilian history was barred...
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Power Nov 08, 2019

Lula released after Supreme Court ruling. What changes in Brazilian politics?

In an unsurprising finish, the Brazilian Supreme Court decided—by a narrow 6-5 vote—that prison sentences in the country may only be enforced after all...
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Brazil Daily Nov 08, 2019

Lula set for release after Supreme Court ruling

Good morning! Today we’re looking at the Supreme Court ruling now set to release Lula from jail. Also, U.S. journalist is assaulted live on...
Dias Toffoli: the head of Brazil's Supreme Court in the spotlight

Power Oct 31, 2019

Dias Toffoli: the head of Brazil’s Supreme Court in the spotlight

Upon leaving an event in São Paulo on Wednesday, José Antonio Dias Toffoli, Brazil’s Supreme Court chief justice, had his car surrounded by protesters....
são paulo forum

Power Oct 26, 2019

What is the Forum of São Paulo? And why is the far-right so obsessed with it?

A few years removed from the commodities boom that elevated local economies and lifted millions out of poverty, Latin America has been working off...
The Brazilian Supreme Court. Photo: Nelson Jr/SCO/STF

Power Oct 18, 2019

Brazil’s trial of the year: what you need to know

On Thursday, Brazil’s Supreme Court kicked off what has been billed as the biggest trial of 2019. In three separate cases, the country’s highest...
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