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Brazil news and analysis from The Nation
September 9, 2022
The Planetary Stakes of the Brazilian Election
If Jair Bolsonaro remains in power—legally or illegally—his government will sabotage the global campaign to slow climate change.
August 3, 2022
Lula’s Comeback Campaign: The Stakes for Brazil—and Democracy
In an exclusive interview with
, Celso Amorim, who served as both foreign minister and defense minister, explains why much more than a resurgent Pink Tide is riding on the results.
July 28, 2022
Encounters With Adélia Prado
Five new translations of the Brazilian poet’s work by Ellen Doré Watson.
Ellen Doré Watson
July 6, 2022
In Colombia and Chile, Latin America Is Returning to Democracy
But is the Biden administration listening?
June 1, 2022
“The Streets Belong to the People” of Rio de Janeiro
were not dissuaded from gathering after the mayor called off the street parties earlier this year because of Covid. And the party isn’t over.
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August 3, 2021
Why Brazil’s First Trans State Legislator Built a Refuge for Black Queer and Trans People
Erica Malunguinho, an artist, educator, and politician, is fighting for an inclusive future.
Thomas Jean Lax
June 23, 2021
Work in Progress
Making a film together, alone, on two continents, in two languages, in a pandemic.
June 7, 2021
House Democrats Call for Answers on US Involvement in Brazil
A letter to the attorney general asks about the Justice Department’s role in the probe that led to the wrongful imprisonment of former President Lula.
April 5, 2021
Why Brazil Still Matters
With Lula eligible to run against Bolsonaro, Brazilians hold the world’s future in their hands.
March 17, 2021
The Return of Lula
The restoration of political rights to Brazil’s leftist former president makes him a front-runner for the elections in 2022—and has already upended the country’s politics.