Articles by: Michael Fox

September 27, 2022

Brazil’s war against Indigenous peoples is as old as Brazil itself. But Bolsonaro’s administration has sought to accelerate the destruction of the Amazon and its peoples.

September 20, 2022

Brazil has long failed to reckon with its history of military dictatorship. President Jair Bolsonaro looks to that era with nostalgia, taking steps to push the country back in that direction.

September 13, 2022

Nazis have a long historical presence in Brazil reaching back to the early days of European fascism. President Jair Bolsonaro has emboldened them.

September 6, 2022

Brazil’s growing Evangelical Christian movement set the stage for President Jair Bolsonaro’s rise to power.

September 6, 2022

Six months before the 2018 Brazilian election, a judge jailed frontrunner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on what many considered sham charges. The result was a clear path for Bolsonaro.

September 6, 2022

Jair Bolsonaro’s rise was marked by a wave of political violence with the hallmarks of a culture war manufactured in the United States.

August 16, 2022

In this introduction to the new podcast Brazil on Fire, journalist Michael Fox sets the scene for Brazil’s critical October 2022 presidential elections.

June 19, 2019
Millions of Brazilians participated in a general strike and mass demonstration on Friday, June 14 against far-right president Jair Bolsonaro’s push for pension reform, one of the largest mobilizations against his government since he took office in January.
March 23, 2012

Thirty years ago, today, on March 23, 1982, Guatemalan general Efraín Ríos Montt overthrew President Romeo Lucas García. The new military junta suspended the Constitution, closed the legislature, and installed one of the bloodiest military regimes in Guatemalan history. Three decades later, for the first issue of our 45th anniversary volume, we look to the legacies of war in Central America.

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