Don’t blame climate change for the 39,000 forest fires now incinerating huge tracts of the Brazilian Amazon. This environmental catastrophe is human-made and highly political.
Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, threatens to slash funding to sociology and philosophy departments. It was just the opening shot in a new battle against the humanities.
Brazil’s deforestation rate is back up. The UN Security Council has three main options.
Brazil’s Justice Minister Sergio Moro, once a judge who oversaw a massive and successful anti-corruption operation, is accused of improperly directing prosecutors in a case against a former president.
Brazil’s new president was elected on promises to radically restructure Brazil. But proposed education spending cuts and curricular changes have students and teachers marching in the streets.
Violence against LGBTQ people in Brazil is at an all-time high, but artists refuse to be intimidated.
Hundreds of scientists and Indigenous leaders have asked the EU to demand tougher imports standards to protect Brazil’s rainforests, wetlands and savannahs.
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Bolsonaro was elected to bring Brazil a ‘better future.’ Instead, his first months in office have been marked by mismanagement, legislative gridlock and protest.
In a context of defiance against media, how can journalists recover the public’s trust and their image of “truth tellers”? Brazil provides a few examples.
The popularity of Brazil’s new president has decreased significantly in just a few months. Why? Too much controversy and too few ideas.
Legislators in a growing number of democracies are clamping down on civil society. In the United States, it’s happening at the state level.
Citing security concerns, the US is evacuating its embassy in Caracas, where President Maduro blames the US for a calamitous power outage. Venezuela’s relations with Brazil are eroding quickly, too.
Brazil’s president has threatened military intervention in neighboring Venezuela, called its leader a ‘dictator’ and sent troops to the border. But Brazil’s military is quietly working to avoid war.
From 2008 to 2019, gospel news websites expanded enormously in Brazil. To what extent can their conservative views affect the rights of minority groups?
Nearly 1,800 Brazilian dams are at risk of failure, according to the government. Fixing them is expensive – but ignoring aging dams can have considerable social, economic and environmental costs.
Brazil’s new president could clear the way for plans to develop remote areas around the Tapajos River basin over the objections of the indigenous people who live there.
Other nations tolerated the erosion of liberal values in Venezuela for a long time before crisis hit.
Though best remembered for her role in the doomed German Revolution, Rosa Luxemburg’s theories on how capitalism exploits people and nature need hearing today.
The Brazilian president used WhatsApp and other social media to smear his opponents and sow division in the electorate.