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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.
As Bolsonaro continues to hollow out the state in response to Covid-19, other sectors of society are stepping up.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought freedom of the press to the forefront in Brazil, where journalists are increasingly under threat.
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.
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.
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.
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.