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Brazil news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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November 12, 2018
Education Is in the Crosshairs in Bolsonaro’s Brazil
The president-elect seeks to ban from the classroom political opinions, debates, and any issues that could be construed as leftist.
November 8, 2018
A Blue Wave for Progressives and Women—With Some Heartbreakers
John Nichols and Joan Walsh on the Midterms, plus Andy Robinson on Brazil.
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October 29, 2018
Brazil’s Bolsonaro Has Supercharged Right-Wing Cultural Politics
The new president-elect is an agent of the world’s most reactionary tendencies, many of them exported from the United States.
October 26, 2018
A Letter to Brazil, From a Friend Living Under Duterte
Brazil is on the verge of electing a Duterte-style fascist. What can the left do?
October 26, 2018
Brazil’s Northeastern Resistance
Brazil’s northeast overwhelmingly rejected Bolsonaro’s far-right agenda; now leftists worry that they aren’t welcome in their own country.