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Brazil news and analysis from The Nation
August 1, 2016
The Last Dance: On Heading to Olympic Rio
For almost 10 years, Brazil has prepared for the Olympics. Now a majority wish the Games had never darkened their door.
July 28, 2016
Welcome to Brazil, Where a Food Revolution Is Changing the Way People Eat
How the country challenged the junk-food industry and became a global leader in the battle against obesity.
July 27, 2016
Brazil For Sale: How a Legal Coup Set the Stage for Privatization
More austerity and the sell off of treasured public assets will worsen an already crippling recession.
July 26, 2016
Budget Failures, Displacement, Zika—Welcome to Rio’s $11.9B Summer Olympics
The disaster in Brazil is an extreme version of what happens when the International Olympic Committee comes to town.
July 19, 2016
Outspoken British Olympian on Brexit, Rio, and the Perils of Speaking Out
Laurence Halsted shows that being an athlete doesn’t mean checking your conscience at the door.
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July 6, 2016
Rio’s Police Say ‘Welcome To Hell’
The Olympics are providing police with an opportunity to push for higher wages. Yet their violence in poor communities goes undiscussed.
May 27, 2016
Still Selling Neoliberal Unicorns: The US Applauds the Coup in Brazil, Calls It Democracy
Washington now has compliant compradores in power in Argentina and Brazil—and perhaps soon in Venezuela.
May 19, 2016
Interview With Rio’s Dr. Rodrigo Brindeiro on Controlling Zika and the Olympics
A leading doctor makes it clear: You don’t control Zika by canceling the Olympics. You do it by controlling the mosquito.
May 18, 2016
Brazil’s New Government Shows Its Colors: All White, All Male, Ultra-Conservative
Months of furious pot-banging against Dilma Rousseff have now given way to anti-coup protests by Brazilian youth.
May 18, 2016
Don’t Move the Olympics, Protest Them
The recent ouster of
Dilma Rousseff is more bad news for those concerned about the spread of the Zika virus—and the Brazilian people.