authoritarianism

December 6, 2018
Andre Pagliarini

Dec 13 marks the 50th anniversary of the deadliest act issued under Brazil’s military dictatorship (1964-1985). With fewer than three weeks until Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration, it is more urgent than ever that Brazilian society reckons with its authoritarian past.

November 21, 2018
Jaime A. Alves and Joao Costa Vargas

The ascent of Jair Bolsonaro to the highest executive office in the world’s fourth-largest democracy and former slave state reflects Brazil’s long, enduring, and foundational antiblackness.

November 5, 2018
Anna More

Little more than three decades after the end of dictatorship, Jair Bolsonaro’s win in the Brazilian elections forebodes a crackdown on democratic institutions from the university to the press to the judiciary.

October 4, 2018
Rosana Pinheiro-Machado and Lucia Mury Scalco

What it means that a far-right fascist sympathizer is a leading candidate in Brazil's presidential election this Sunday

 

April 28, 2017
Gabriel Hetland

Opposition violence and the government’s increasing authoritarianism are both to blame.

January 26, 2017
Moira Birss

From attempts to close Ecuador’s leading environmental rights NGO to megaprojects on indigenous lands, Rafael Correa’s government continues to criminalize and threaten environmental activists and indigenous people. 

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