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Brazil news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.”
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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.
August 28, 2015
Ukraine Has Reached a Debt Deal. Now What?
The deal has worrying implications for the IMF’s treatment of Russia.
August 3, 2015
The Water in Rio Is Full of Sludge and Rotting Fish—And Olympians Are Supposed to Swim in It
Athletes who participate in water sports will carry an infection risk of 99 percent.
July 1, 2015
Dilma Rousseff Was Tortured By a Regime Henry Kissinger Supported. This Week, They Met.
Why did Rousseff call him a “fantastic person, with a grand global vision”?
June 19, 2015
China Is Building a Massive Railway Across South America—at a Huge Human and Environmental Cost
How the “Twin Ocean Railroad” pits people against profit.