Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
After Mariana and Brumadinho, mining remains unsafe in Brazil
Mar 10, 2020
Even after two horrific dam tragedies over the last five years, the mining sector in Brazil is still precarious
Feb 29, 2020
Numbers of the week: Feb. 29, 2020
This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest...
Feb 14, 2020
Brazil’s indigenous handed a “death sentence” with new mining bill
A series of administrative changes and a...
Dec 05, 2019
There’s a president who’s sure, all that glitters is niobium
Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is not a gifted...
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...
Oct 20, 2019
Can Vale still be a ‘buy’ opportunity after Brumadinho?
Since January 25, 2019, Brazilian mining company Vale has been living something approaching an astral hell. On that day, a dam failure in the...
Oct 16, 2019
Efforts to eradicate wildcat gold mines stir up tensions in Central Brazil
One year ago, news spread that there were gold nuggets “sprouting out of the ground” in Serra do Expedito, 25 kilometers from the city...
Sep 17, 2019
How the ‘Amazon Mafia’ operates
Good morning! Today, we break down a new report by Human Rights Watch on how tree loggers and armed militias are literally operating ‘under...
Aug 13, 2019
Why do upstream tailings dams remain active in Brazil?
On January 25, 2019, the world looked on in horror at the wave of mud unleashed by the Brumadinho dam collapse. The incident, the...
Aug 06, 2019
How Brumadinho disaster could push global change in tailings management
Tailings are a sand-like byproduct of mining activities which are the result of crushing ores before mineral extraction. Often, tailings are disposed of in...
Aug 05, 2019
The Amazon’s new gold rush
Good morning! A new gold rush threatens the Amazon. With Congress back from vacation, the House is set to hold the second round of...
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 13, 2019
Brazil’s pension reform moves forward
Save the date: Brazil’s pension reform The pension reform’s rapporteur in the House, Congressman Samuel Moreira, will present his report today before a special...
Jun 05, 2019
The Amazon transformed
As today is World Environment Day, The Brazilian Report is republishing a study by the Amazonian Georeferenced Socio-Environmental Information Network (RAISG), mapping the pressures...
May 18, 2019
Bolsonaro calls Brazil “ungovernable” and parties fear radicalization
The federal government announced massive cuts to the education budget—and tried to turn it into an ideological discussion. How markets performed this week. Bolsonaro...
May 08, 2019
Indigenous communities under siege in Brazilian Amazon
In the state of Rondônia, there is something of a siege underway against indigenous groups. Looking at a map of the region—which lies north-east...
Apr 17, 2019
Brazil remains hostage to truck drivers
Good morning! Brazil remains hostage to truck drivers. Increasing competition in oil refining. The Supreme Court v. Everyone. Pension reform. Brazil remains hostage to...
Apr 17, 2019
Explaining Brazil #56: Why is the Brazilian government spying on Catholic priests?
This episode, Why is the Brazilian government spying on Catholic priests?, is supported by Fast Help. Fast Help is a Brasília-based IT company that is focused...
Apr 12, 2019
Could Brazil be the next nuclear powerhouse?
Speaking at a mining conference in Canada earlier this year, Brazil’s minister of Mines and Energy, Bento Albuquerque, made an important announcement: Brazil, with...
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