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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. 

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.

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.

October 25, 2018
Editors

Ahead of Brazil's election Sunday, a look at the context and recent history of Brazil's beleaguered politics 

October 22, 2018
Philippe dos Reis

The Workers’ Party’s presidential candidate stands between Brazil and fascism. Fernando Haddad’s time as both Education Minister and mayor of São Paulo attests to the kinds of progressive policies he would promote as president

October 11, 2018
James N. Green

The strength of far-right demagogue Jair Bolsonaro in the first round of the Brazilian elections puts the country well on its way to being the next victim of a reactionary-populist international groundswell.

 
October 4, 2018
Rosana Pinheiro-Machado and Lucia Mury Scalco

What it means that a far-right fascist sympathizer is a leading candidate in Brazil's presidential election this Sunday

 

October 3, 2018
Bryan Pitts

Brazil’s leftist parties have found a new kind of candidate: academics with a viral social media following.

October 3, 2018
Bhaskar Sunkara and Fernando Haddad

A conversation with Fernando Haddad, the Lula-backed, Workers’ Party candidate for president about the Brazilian elite’s contempt for democracy and whether his party can return to power.

 

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