February 1, 2018

Latin America's largest economy is in disarray; its historic Workers Party faces destruction; and its radical left searches for a response.

February 1, 2018
Sabrina Fernandes

As Lula's judicial saga moves into a new stage, the Brazilian left faces more questions than ever.

February 1, 2018
Daniela Mussi

The Lula conviction signals the end of an era for the Brazilian left. But it's profoundly unclear what comes next.

February 1, 2018
Tamires Gomes Sampaio

The deep arbitrariness of Brazil's judicial system is a legacy of enslavement and colonialism.

February 1, 2018
National Coordination of the Homeless Workers Movement

Brazil's Homeless Workers' Movement (MTST) gives eight reasons why Lula’s conviction was unjust.

February 1, 2018
Plínio de Arruda Sampaio Jr.

The future of Brazilian democracy doesn't rest with Lula, but with the oppressed of Brazil.

February 1, 2018
Victor Marques and Maria Caramez Carlotto

Lula's persecution represents a narrowing of Brazilian democracy with far-reaching consequences.

September 7, 2016
James N. Green

Dilma Rousseff’s ouster raises concerns that the many social gains the Brazilian Left has achieved over the last two decades could be quickly reversed.

March 24, 2016
Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Marcelo K. Silva

President Dilma Rousseff’s tenuous political situation reflects the victories of a conservative backlash that is threatening democratic institutions.

September 8, 2015
Bryan Pitts

President Dilma Rousseff appears to have weathered calls for her impeachment, but the ruling Workers’ Party is in tatters, and a resurgent right is threatening the social progress of the last 12 years. Yet despite recent setbacks the left is showing signs of regeneration.


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