Jair Bolsonaro

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

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.

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.

May 27, 2020
Philip Luke Johnson

A review of The Jakarta Method by Vincent Bevins, which traces the history of the Cold War from the perspective of two often overlooked countries: Indonesia and Brazil.

May 22, 2020
Jeffrey W. Rubin and Gana Ndiaye

As Bolsonaro continues to hollow out the state in response to Covid-19, other sectors of society are stepping up. 

April 1, 2020
Mayara Paixão

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought freedom of the press to the forefront in Brazil, where journalists are increasingly under threat.  

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 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. 

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