Brazil

January 21, 2020
Leandro Benmergui and Rafael Soares Gonçalves

Las comunidades marginalizadas de Rio de Janeiro enfrentan cada vez mas vulnerabilidad como consecuencia de los grupos armados que expandan su control de barrios enteros, operando negocios ilícitos con impactos serios para los habitantes viviendo bajo un estado paralelo violento.

August 30, 2019
Laurence Blair

Extractivist governments are stoking destruction in the Amazon and beyond. International alliances and Indigenous technologies can help protect the biome and support its 30 million inhabitants.

August 27, 2019
Paula Halperin

Cinema studies scholar Paula Halperin explores how three recent documentaries can help us understand—and grapple with—the current political moment in Brazil. 

August 21, 2019
Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

In his first months in office, Jair Bolsonaro has rejected Brazil's diplomatic trajectory in favor of religious ideological positions and extreme right global alliances. 

August 13, 2019
Alanna Elder

A controversial energy deal and behind-closed-doors negotiations symbolize for many a “surrender” of Paraguayan sovereignty to Brazil and harken back to the dictatorship-era corruption that gave rise to the Itaipu dam.

July 16, 2019
Andre Pagliarini

In The Edge of Democracy, a Netflix documentary, Petra Costa recounts the rise and fall of Brazilian democracy and the human costs of lost hope. While there is much to praise about the film, it sometimes sacrifices nuance for the sake of clarity.   

July 5, 2019
Rodrigo Serrao

How the right-wing Brazilian government’s attack on the social sciences and its myth of “racial democracy” perpetuates racism in the country

July 1, 2019
Alexandre Fortes

Critics of Operation Car Wash have had reason to suspect the political motivations behind the judicial inquiry for some time. Revelations from The Intercept now provide proof.

June 17, 2019
Benjamin Fogel

Tracing the roots of political corruption in Brazil from Vargas to Bolsonaro reveals corruption as a political strategy that has long been woven into the fabric of Brazilian politics.

 

June 5, 2019
Benjamin Fogel and Matthew Aaron Richmond

Bolsonaro doesn't need an open military dictatorship to crush his opponents. As the “Colombian model” demonstrates, he can lean on violent paramilitaries to do the dirty work for him.

 

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