Many Brazilians are still unaware of the atrocities that happened from 1964 to 1985. Author Matheus Leitao presents a profound discussion on the lack of dialogue about Brazil’s dictatorship period that will influence the 2018 elections.… Read More What do you know about the military regime in Brazil?
by Deborah Kaufmann Vitória da Conquista, BA, October 8th: Child dies from stray bullet; two other teenagers are also shot. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, November 29th: Five young men are shot dead inside car in the North Zone of Rio. Porto Alegre, RS, December 8th: Dead boy in Vila Cruzeiro lost cousin in the same way three… Read More Hidden in Plain Sight: Brazil’s Humanitarian Crisis
Secret Documents in the Alckmin Administration by Lucas Valente da Costa When it took effect in 2012, Brazil’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was seen as a revolution in the fight against secrecy and bureaucracy. Yet, albeit necessary, the law has since proved to be insufficient in ensuring transparency and accountability in the public sector. In… Read More Dark Clouds Over São Paulo
by Silvio Ramirez Brazil is South America’s largest economy, the seventh largest economy in the world, and was considered, for many years, as a favorite for investors. For the past decade, Brazil has benefited from a global commodities boom. During President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s two terms in office, Brazil enjoyed rapid economic growth… Read More Brazil Enters a Recession and Officials are Divided Over How to Resolve It
A culture of corruption and a weak judicial system hinder Petrobras probe by Enrique Xavier López In Giant—George Stevens’ 1956 Hollywood blockbuster—oil tycoon Jett Rink, played by 24-year-old James Dean, is a man blinded by greed and corruption. In this classic rise-and-fall story, Rink is able to extend his wealth and influence beyond the oil business,… Read More Despite protests and widespread scrutiny, Brazil continues to face ‘giant’ dilemma