Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
No Sex Please, We're Brazilian
Feb 05, 2020
Brazil's Evangelical human rights minister wants to rely on teen abstinence to curb teen pregnancy rates. Can it work?
Jan 27, 2020
Pope Francis’ role in Argentinian politics
When Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio was announced as the new...
Jan 13, 2020
Lula’s plan to get the evangelical vote
Good morning! This week, how the Workers’ Party tries...
Dec 23, 2019
Why Uruguay doesn’t celebrate Christmas
With only 3.5 million inhabitants, Uruguay is one of...
Dec 17, 2019
Evangelical gangs in Rio de Janeiro wage ‘holy war’ on Afro-Brazilian faiths
The expression “Evangelical drug trafficker” may sound incongruous, but in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, it’s widespread. “Charismatic Christianity” is on the rise...
Nov 30, 2019
Latin American Catholic Church covers up new child abuse scandals: study
In June 2018, 34 Chilean bishops offered Pope Francis their resignations following the biggest child abuse scandal in the country’s history. Many of these...
Nov 27, 2019
Abusing the Earth a sin for Brazilian Evangelicals. But will they fight for the Amazon?
When the Brazilian city of São Paulo abruptly went dark in the afternoon on August 19, there was talk of an impending rapture—not all...
Oct 13, 2019
The Good Angel of Bahia becomes a Saint
This afternoon, in the Vatican City, Sister Dulce Pontes will be canonized by Pope Francis, becoming Saint Dulce of the Poor—Brazil’s 37th recognized saint....
Jun 20, 2019
Corpus Christi: a holiday for God and LGBTQ pride
Brazil celebrates Corpus Christi today. During this long, 4-day holiday, business and politics take a pause in the country. That’s why we’re you’re receiving...
Jun 19, 2019
Explaining Brazil #65: Faith is a profitable business in Brazil
On June 20, the Christian community will march together in the March for Jesus, one of the biggest religious events in the world. They...
Jun 15, 2019
From social media to Sunday service, how Brazilian churches compete for followers
On June 20, the Christian community will march together, across all denominations, in the March for Jesus, one of the biggest religious events in...
Apr 09, 2019
Inequality study shows a Brazil fueled by religion and anti-corruption
“Brazil above everything, God above everyone.” There are reasons, deeply entrenched in Brazilian society, why Jair Bolsonaro’s election motto worked so well. For decades,...
Mar 05, 2019
How evangelical news websites shape the views of millions in Brazil
The new Brazilian government of Jair Bolsonaro has shocked the liberal world with its right-wing views and efforts to block a progressive agenda for minorities and...
Jan 07, 2019
Afro-Brazilian religions in danger in Bolsonaro’s Brazil
Speaking to supporters during a campaign event last year, then-presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro proclaimed: “God is above all. There is no such thing as...
Nov 23, 2018
Brazil’s new Education Minister and his war on “leftist indoctrination”
Piece by piece, President-elect Jair Bolsonaro is putting together the jigsaw of his new cabinet, announcing each new pick on his personal Twitter account....
Oct 29, 2018
Analyzing Jair Bolsonaro’s first speech as president-elect
On Sunday, Brazilians elected Jair Messias Bolsonaro president for the next four years, giving him 55.13 percent of valid votes. After the win, he...
Aug 30, 2018
Brazilian publishers in crisis: market stagnates in country of non-readers
In early August, Editora Abril, one of Brazil’s biggest publishers, announced that it would be employing massive cuts. Ten magazines were scrapped, with approximately...
Jun 12, 2018
Why does Brazil celebrate Valentine’s Day on June 12?
If you are a foreigner living in Brazil, you may have noticed a change in advertisements and shop-windows. All of a sudden, stores have...
Apr 27, 2018
How will Evangelical voters influence Brazil’s 2018 election
Framing himself as Brazil’s moderate conservative choice for 2018, Flávio Rocha is not wasting time. Immediately after announcing his candidacy, the businessman-turned-politician made sure...
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