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Brazil news and analysis from The Nation
June 18, 2020
Jair Bolsonaro Isn’t Just a Hazard to Brazil’s Health
Brazil’s president and Argentina’s Alberto Fernández offer opposing visions of politics in the age of Covid-19.
April 22, 2020
Brazil’s Bolsonaro Is Bonkers—but There’s a Method to His Madness
He’s the only head of state able to out-Trump Trump in sheer recklessness and social-networked delirium.
April 16, 2020
Argentina Is Showing the World What a Humane Covid-19 Response Looks Like
Long dismissed as a financial basket case, the nation shows how much is possible when a government puts people before profits.
January 22, 2020
Why Glenn Greenwald’s Prosecution Is an Outrage
Advocacy groups say attacks on the press are on the rise—particularly in Bolsonaro’s Brazil.
November 12, 2019
Lula’s Free, and He’s Promising to Fight
The former president will boost Brazil’s left, but will he also help unite the far right?
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November 6, 2019
Nationalism Is Global. The Left Is on the Defensive.
But the climate crisis is the right’s Achilles’ heel.
August 27, 2019
Clampdown on Housing Rights Activists in Bolsonaro’s Brazil
The far-right president’s violent, discriminatory rhetoric has unleashed a rise in attacks on marginalized populations.
July 30, 2019
Take Action Now: Stop Bolsonaro’s Attack on the Amazon
Help put pressure on the disastrous Brazilian president, then get involved with the environmental movement.
April 16, 2019
The Making and Unmaking of Brazilian Democracy
A new one-volume history of Brazil reminds us, despite its Whiggish orientation, that democratic institutions in the country have existed only in troubled spurts.
April 4, 2019
The International Olympic Committee Builds a New Headquarters After Leaving Rio Crippled by Debt
Rio’s Olympic organizers all but begged the IOC to help them pay off their debts, but they refused to lend a hand.