Brazil

April 8, 2019
Fernando Brancoli

The Paraguay-Argentina-Brazil border region has long been home to immigrants from Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria. In recent decades, Brazil has come to see these Muslim communities as a singular terrorist threat, with the help of U.S. empire.

March 28, 2019
Stephanie Reist

The investigation into the murder of Marielle Franco keeps bumping up against the most powerful people in Brazil—like President Jair Bolsonaro. They don’t want us to find out the truth.

February 26, 2019
Andre Pagliarini

Jair Bolsonaro’s chief foreign policy architect is combining rabid nationalist rhetoric with submissiveness to the United States.

February 7, 2019
Ian Merkel and Mariella Pittari

Jair Bolsonaro’s first month in office has been even worse than imagined, as the administration moves to loosen gun laws and pass a hardline penal reform amid corruption allegations against incoming senator Flávio Bolsonaro. 

January 15, 2019
Erika Robb Larkins and Bryan Pitts

The election of neo-fascist Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil has consolidated a rapprochement between the Americas’ two largest countries, with President Trump eager to befriend him.

January 2, 2019
Nicholas Cunningham

As far-right neo-fascist Jair Bolsonaro takes office in Brazil, the radical changes his administration proposes could set off a wave of state-sponsored violence, plunder, and environmental destruction.

December 27, 2018
Christen Smith

Black women disproportionately experience the trauma of police aggression in Brazil. Understanding how requires complicating and expanding our definitions of state violence.

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.

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