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Many Brazilian politicians were involved in corruption scandals, leading to mass protests. AAP/Cris Faga

Brazil

Brazil is the ninth largest economy in the world, yet its real potential has never been realised. Having had a strong period of economic growth from 2003 to shortly after the global financial crisis, the…
A family of Programa Atitude beneficiaries in short-term housing provided by the programme. Lianne Milton/Panos for the Open Society Foundations

Why cities should stop arresting crack users and help them instead

Evidence increasingly shows the effectiveness of controversial efforts, like northeastern Brazil's Attitude Programme, to feed and house at-risk drug users.
Inmates on the roof of State Penitentiary of Alcacuz during a riot on January 16. Ney Douglas/EPA

Who is really in control of Brazil’s prisons?

Violent massacres at prisons in the country's north, have disrupted a delicate balance of governance.
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa at the BRICS summit in Goa, India. Brazil’s position is shaky. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Brazil is breaking with its south-south focus. What it means for BRICS

Brazil's place within the BRICS bloc is becoming questionable. Since the new President Michel Temer took over, Brazil's foreign policy has shifted away from BRICS ideals to favour western interests.

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