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Brazil news and analysis from The Nation
May 10, 2016
Has the Left Run Its Course in Latin America?
Hardly. Despite recent setbacks, it has led the region’s “second independence,” benefiting hundreds of millions.
May 6, 2016
Are Brazil’s Corruption Scandals Finally Hitting the Olympics?
The majority of the members of Brazil’s Congress are under investigation or facing charges. Of course the Olympics are corrupt.
April 27, 2016
A Slavers’ Coup in Brazil?
Among the many groups pushing for the impeachment of Dilma Roussef, one is seldom discussed: companies that profit from slavery.
April 21, 2016
The 1988 Seoul Olympics Were a Horror Show of Human Rights Abuses. Will Rio Be the Same?
Brazil’s latest political turmoil doesn’t bode well for the 2016 Games in Rio.
March 22, 2016
Millennials Are Taking to the Streets to Defend Democracy in Brazil
You wouldn’t know it from reading the media, but huge numbers have turned out to preserve the rule of law and the gains of social democracy.
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March 21, 2016
How the Rio Olympics Could Cement a Brazilian Coup
Scandals engulfing the country’s elite are not touching the 2016 Olympics. This could very well be by design.
January 27, 2016
Brazil in Peril: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Zika Virus
The legacy of the 2016 Brazil Olympics could be the spreading of the Zika virus across the hemisphere’s most vulnerable populations.
January 11, 2016
Israel’s Settler Diplomacy Has Apparently Failed in Brazil
Brazil’s rejection of settler-advocate Dani Dayan as ambassador sends a strong message to Netanyahu and the Israeli right.
January 5, 2016
A Conversation With Guilherme Boulos, Leader of Brazil’s Homeless Workers’ Movement
“Brazil is now a machine that creates homelessness.”
January 5, 2016
Can Brazil’s Workers’ Party Survive?
President Dilma Rousseff is facing an impeachment drive, a tanking economy—and grassroots party activists furious at her austerity policies and pro-corporate development strategy.