August 18, 2017

But perhaps no symbol of Rio's decline is more troubling and emotional for Rio residents than the recent closure of UERJ, the State University of Rio de Janeiro, a beacon of educational mobility for Brazil.

May 29, 2017

We spoke to several Brazilian political analysts, and they set out four scenarios that would all lead to the same place: Temer’s exit.

May 19, 2017

Brazil’s supreme court said prosecutors are investigating him for obstruction of justice and corruption, and a government witness claimed his company paid $1.5 million to Temer in bribes.

February 11, 2017

Brazil’s increasingly powerful evangelical church and its progressive movements are both pushing to refine Carnaval to match their often opposing priorities.

December 16, 2016

Imagine setting your budget today for every year through 2036. This week, the world’s ninth-largest economy made just such a decision.

November 25, 2016

The word chacina derives from the killing of pigs. But ask any Brazilian, and they will tell you that there is another, more disturbing meaning of that word.

August 3, 2016

Below, a contextualized cheat-sheet to the words Brazilians use in today’s troubled times, words that tell you a much more complex story about Brazil.

July 28, 2016

In many ways, Brazilians live in a pre-9/11 world. Although they might be used to heavily armed criminals and police in their cities, they are largely unfamiliar with international terrorism.

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