Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
Why are the Ceará police on strike?
Feb 21, 2020
We shed light on the creeping police crisis in Brazil. The rise of Brazil's deepwater oil in international markets. And Vale's billion-dollar losses in 2019
Jan 25, 2020
One year on, Brumadinho still cries for justice
Walking on the streets of Brumadinho, the small town...
Jan 22, 2020
Freedom of the press under attack as Greenwald charged
Glenn Greenwald charged in latest attack on press freedoms....
Oct 25, 2019
Bolsonaro meets Xi
Good morning! We’re covering Jair Bolsonaro’s meeting with Chinese...
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 01, 2019
Will lower interest rates revive Brazil’s economy?
Good morning! Brazil’s Central Bank pushed the benchmark interest rate to a new all-time low. What does it mean for the economy? Brazil and...
May 17, 2019
A perfect storm is brewing in Brazil
Good morning. The picture doesn’t look good for Brazilian economy. Government investment at lowest in a decade. The risk of another Vale dam collapse....
May 10, 2019
Is Brazil heading to a de facto parliamentary system?
Good morning! Is Brazil heading to a de facto parliamentary system? After dam collapse, Vale registers BRL 64bn in losses. Brazil’s lost decade. President...
Apr 29, 2019
Government proposes new bidding rules
The Brazilian government proposes new bidding rules. A slow week in Congress. State-owned companies’ profits up by 132 percent. Government proposes new bidding rules...
Apr 22, 2019
A schism in the Bolsonaro administration
Good morning! A schism in the Bolsonaro administration. Trying to avoid a truckers’ strike. What is ‘super’ about Paulo Guedes? A schism in the...
Apr 01, 2019
How Vale avoided paying USD 6 billion in taxes
Speaking before Congress in February, Fabio Schvartsman, the CEO of mining giant Vale, called his company “a Brazilian jewel.” He was making the case...
Mar 26, 2019
All eyes on Brazil’s Economy Minister
Good morning! All eyes on Brazil’s Economy Minister. Michel Temer released from prison. As truckers threaten a new strike, diesel prices go up. All...
Mar 24, 2019
Fallout from Brumadinho dam collapse harming crucial Brazilian river
A fear shared by hydrologists, environmental activists, and millions of northeastern Brazilians has come to pass. The report “Water Quality in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest,”...
Mar 08, 2019
Brazil’s mining industry needs radical change to avoid future disasters
People learn by making mistakes. The same is true for companies and society as a whole—success depends on being able to internalize lessons and...
Feb 26, 2019
How the Venezuelan crisis affects Brazilian markets
In today’s issue: How the Venezuela crisis affects Brazilian markets. Speaker takes shots at government on pension reform issues. How the Venezuelan crisis affects...
Feb 22, 2019
Escalating tensions at Brazil-Venezuela border a test for Bolsonaro
In today’s issue: Escalating tensions at Brazil-Venezuela border a test for Bolsonaro. Initial roadblocks to the pension reform. Embraer could face competition from its...
Feb 18, 2019
The global effects of Brazil’s Vale mining disaster
In the wake of the Brumadinho dam collapse, which killed at least 169 people so far—with 141 others still missing— the Brazilian government issued...
Feb 14, 2019
Pension reform plan to be defined today, says Bolsonaro
In today’s issue: Pension reform plan to be defined today, says Bolsonaro. São Paulo on alert after crime bosses prison transfer. Poultry scandal. Pension...
Feb 13, 2019
Is Brazil’s construction sector ready for a comeback?
In today’s issue: Is Brazil’s construction sector ready for a comeback? Is Brazil’s construction sector ready for a comeback? After four years of stagnation,...
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