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Brazil news and analysis from The Nation
May 22, 2023
Eliane Brum Is in the Reforesting Vanguard
A conversation with the award-winning Brazilian writer and journalist about the politics of the Amazon rain forest, the violence that seethes beneath its canopy, and her new book,
Banzeiro Òkòtó: The Amazon as the Center of the World
May 15, 2023
With Lula in Charge, What’s Next for the Brazilian Left?
Brazilian labor leaders Artur Henrique and Marcio Pochmann share their thoughts on the continuing danger of the far right in Brazil.
Bill Fletcher Jr.
April 7, 2023
Colombia Adopts an Unprecedented Energy Policy—but Needs Help to Pull It Off
Colombia is the first country to declare that it wants to stop digging. Will the world, and particularly the United States, now lend a hand in pulling it out of its economic hole?
February 15, 2023
The Biden Stop on Lula’s World Tour
Lula spent 48 hours in Washington, D.C. Next up: China. Lula is traveling the globe, trying to restore Brazil’s reputation as a country that can collaborate with almost anyone.
February 1, 2023
Our Democracy Is More Fragile Than We Would Like to Think
The insurrections in the United States and Brazil simply demonstrated what has always been true.
Karen J. Greenberg
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January 17, 2023
The Surprising Strength of Brazil’s Democracy
Seeming similarities between the attack on the presidential palace in Brasília and the US Capitol abound. But Brazilian democracy has proved more resilient.
Omar G. Encarnación
January 12, 2023
Brazil’s Shocking—but Not Surprising—Attempted Coup
The attacks in Brasilia failed, but Bolsonaro’s supporters are not going to go away quietly.
December 29, 2022
A Habitable Earth Depends on Lula
The Amazon rain forest is disappearing. We must help Brazil silence the chain saws.
November 23, 2022
Lula’s Victory in Brazil and the Second Pink Wave
On this episode of
The Time of Monsters
, Doug Bell and Jeremy Adelman survey the prospects for the left in Latin America.
November 11, 2022
“Brazil Is Back,” Says President-Elect Lula
The leftist politician’s defeat of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s recent election is a blow against the global far right.