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Brazil news and analysis from The Nation
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.
June 16, 2015
The Magnificence of Marta and Soccer’s Enduring Sexism
Outright prejudice from top FIFA leaders is undermining the legacy of Brazil’s most accomplished star.
October 27, 2014
Why the Left Continues to Win in Latin America
Red flags are flying in Uruguay and Brazil.
October 6, 2014
Why Brazil’s Elections Matter
Wall Street really, really wanted Marina Silva to win. Too bad for Wall Street.
July 7, 2014
Before the World Cup Ends, Will the Media Tell the Truth?
There is a narrative emerging in the US press that Brazil’s protests have been small because everyone is just happy with the World Cup. It’s not true.
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June 25, 2014
Luis Suárez May Bite, but FIFA Sucks Blood
Suspending Luis Suárez is the right thing to do. But the organization responsible for issuing judgment is absent of moral weight.
June 16, 2014
Dispatches From Brazil’s World Cup: ‘Don’t Tear Gas the Tourists!’
Police repression of a FIFA Go Home protest near Brazil’s legendary Maracanã stadum had unintended consequences.
June 8, 2014
Is a ‘Systematic Political Campaign’ Responsible for Brazil’s World Cup Protests?
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, armed with historical revisionism, wants to blame Brazil’s turmoil on political agitators. That charge won’t stick.
May 21, 2014
Brazil’s Dance With the Devil on the Eve of the World Cup
The Cup has become a tool for neoliberal plunder—but Brazilians are fighting back.
April 23, 2014
Greenwash Games: On Playing the World Cup in the Amazon
Sports tournaments will pollute air for “the earth’s lungs.”