September 20, 2022
Michael Fox

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
Michael Fox

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
Michael Fox

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

September 6, 2022
Michael Fox

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
Michael Fox

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

September 2, 2022
Mariana Carbajal / openDemocracy

From efforts to limit medical care for trans people to bans on inclusive language, LGBTQI+ rights are under threat across the region.

September 1, 2022
Maristela Crispim / Agência Pública and Agência Eco Nordeste

In Brazil’s semi-arid northeast, family farmers are using technology and collective resource management to fight climate change and environmental degradation.

August 26, 2022
Caio Fernandes Barbosa

Anadelia A. Romo’s book analyzes the visual and symbolic reinvention of Salvador, exposing how tourism, the arts, and the elite emphasized Blackness as a unique element of Bahian identity for profit.

August 16, 2022
Michael Fox

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

July 7, 2022
Alice Maciel and Bruno Fonseca / Agência Pública

At a national convention for gun rights activists, a public official from the Brazilian Secretariat of Culture pledged state resources to arms lobbyists.  


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