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.
John of God, the Brazilian spiritual leader accused of sexual assault, exploited women with a network of people dependent on him for money and power.
Brazil’s new president wants to sacrifice the environment, but he faces some constraints.
Brazil’s new president – often called the ‘Trump of the tropics’ for his inflammatory, right-wing rhetoric – won over poorer voters by stoking fear and resentment. Can he make them happy?
Many people are concerned that the recently-elected Brazilian president could wind back free speech and attack cultural diversity.
Trump and Bolsonaro may be against any action on climate change, but they are not the norm.
Thirty percent of global emissions will be generated from democracies governed by populist nationalist leaders who have very different playbooks than more traditional politicians.
Facebook retired its ‘Move fast and break things’ slogan – perhaps because, as new research from Brazil confirms, democracy is among the things left broken by online misinformation and fake news.
Christian right groups in Canada may not have the same resources as their American counterparts. They are, nonetheless, attracting supporters by borrowing some U.S. tactics.
The success or failure of Mexico’s new president will have an impact on politics in the rest of Latin America as right-wing forces reclaim power. Is a brighter future for the region possible?
How science can resist in times of Bolsonism.
Left-wing governments failed to articulate a convincing alternative to neoliberal democracy – and the backlash has begun.