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Brazil Is Going Nowhere

Peter Schechter, RealClearWorld

5 Upsides to Brazil's Crisis

Matthew Taylor, Council on Foreign Relations

Brazil's Year of the Snitch

Mac Margolis, Bloomberg View

Brazil's Fall

The Economist

Brazil Faces a Modern-Day Plague

Mac Margolis, Bloomberg View

Brazil's political crisis has now turned into a full-fledged impeachment crisis. The first to pay the price will be the Brazilian people. It will be months - maybe years - before C...(full article)

Brazil is in the midst of the longest recession of the democratic era that began in 1985. Between 2015 and 2016, the economy will shrink by 7 percent, more than in any other two-ye...(full article)

Watching him buckle up for the flight to Rio de Janeiro for the holidays, few passengers would have guessed that the graying man in a burgundy polo shirt seated in the back of the ...(full article)

AT THE start of 2016 Brazil should be in an exuberant mood. Rio de Janeiro is to host South America’s first Olympic games in August, giving Brazilians a chance to embark on w...(full article)

Who could blame them? Since May, when the national health ministry confirmed the first cases of Zika virus, the mosquito-borne disease has swept the country, infecting at least hal...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Brazil's Congress at Center of an Explosive Political Crisis - Bevins, LAT

It was a weekday morning, two weeks after impeachment proceedings were launched against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, and the grand entrance to Brasilia's bold Modernist cong...

Whatsapp Outruns Brazilian Law - Mac Margolis, Bloomberg View

For a moment this week, Brazilians actually looked up from their mobile phones. On Wednesday evening, a criminal court in Sao Paulo ordered a 48-hour shutdown of Facebook’s p...

Brazilian Protestors Demand Rousseff's Impeachment - D. Phillips, WaPo

RIO DE JANEIRO — Tens of thousands of Brazilians protested corruption and called for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff in demonstrations across the country Sunday. ...

The Sad Death of Latin America's Left - Christopher Sabatini, Foreign Policy

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Brazil’s Luiz Inacio da Silva dreamed of a new world order. Their successors watched it fall to pieces....

Can Brazil Trade Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain? - M. El-Erian, BV

The recent arrests of prominent figures in Brazil -- including Andre Esteves, who stepped down Sunday as chairman and chief executive officer of Grupo BTG Pactual, the largest inve...

A Wake-Up Call for Latin America's Left - Arlene Tickner, Worldcrunch

BOGOTÁ — Recent election defeats for the social-democratic Peronist candidate in Argentina, and for Bogotá's unapologetic socialist mayor, may be part of a wide...

Recession Bites Brazil - Economist

JOB centres are rarely upbeat places. In Brazil, where they are often a last resort for those who lack the personal connections that lubricate much of life in the country, they can...

South America's Perfect Economic Storm - A. Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

In recent years, when South America benefitted from record world commodity prices thanks to China’s ever-growing purchases of oil, soybeans and other raw materials, the region’...

Why the World's Forests Are Growing Back - Doug Saunders, Globe & Mail

If the air feels just a bit fresher, it may be because the trees are making a comeback. Despite a lot of bad news on climate, our planet has become measurably greener, as seen from...

Another Toxic Turn in Brazil's Scandal - Mac Margolis, Bloomberg View

Rousseff can likely muster the votes to thwart impeachment, and count on backing from her new best friends in the senate, where PMDB member Renan Calheiros -- Cunha's former ally-t...

It's All Over For the BRICS Countries - Chris Blackhurst, The Independent

In the past 13 months, almost $1trn has left those "emerging markets", as they’re also called. That’s twice the amount that decamped during the global financial crisis....

Brazil's Rising Turbulence - New York Times

Brazil is in tatters. The economy is in a deepening recession: Last Tuesday, Moody’s downgraded Brazil’s credit rating to just about junk. A massive corruption scandal ...

Why Brazilians Want to Impeach Their President - Amanda Taub, Vox

This March, huge countrywide protests called for her impeachment. Some protesters even carried signs calling for the military to stage a coup against Brazil's government — as...

Oil Scandal Rattles Brazil's Young Democracy - Dom Phillips, WaPo

There are times in Brazil’s young democracy -- its constitution dates from 1988 -- when the country seems to be making things up as it goes along. This is one of them....

The Child Preachers of Brazil - Samantha Shapiro, New York Times Magazine

The youngest evangelists in the country’s Pentecostal churches try to balance the demands of their youth with those of their faith....

FIFA Go Home! - Frida Ghitis, World Politics Review

The U.S. case against soccer corruption has hit Latin America at precisely the right moment, in precisely the right area. The region is as receptive as it has ever been on the need...

Latin America Defers the Fight on Corruption - Margolis, Bloomberg View

Earlier this week, a stealth protestor dropped a handful of rodents on the floor of a congressional committee room in Brasilia where lawmakers were grilling a ruling party apparatc...

Brazil's Surprise BFFs Look for Economic Answers - Margolis, Bloomberg

Brazil's Finance Minister Joaquim Levy spent seven straight hours on Tuesday trying to convince Brazilian senators that austerity was the country’s only chance to beat insolvency...

A Push to Impeach Brazil's President - Economist

This remains a remote possibility. Under the law, a serving president can only be removed for misdeeds committed during his or her current term of office. The Petrobras gumshoes ha...

The Man Who Can Save Brazil - Bloomberg View

A million-plus protesters in the streets and a 13 percent approval rating tend to concentrate a politician's mind. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's proposed anti-corruption leg...

National Frustrations Feed Global Instability - N. Nougayrede, Guardian

ollow the news cycle and you get the sense that the world has become Darwinian, an environment where only the fittest, the best able to adapt, will survive or see their interests p...

Sao Paulo Is Running Out of Water - Brian Kahn, Climate Central

Sao Paulo, in the wake of another dry summer in southeast Brazil, continues to struggle with a multi-year drought. The city has implemented water rationing, but reservoir levels st...

Latin America's Stagnating Cities - Parilla, Trujillo & Berube, Brookings

Poor city-level performance is partly symptomatic of larger problems in Latin America. As our colleague Ernesto Talvi has written, Latin America remains vulnerable on macro fundame...

Brazil Is in Its Worst Mess Since the Early 1990s - The Economist

CAMPAIGNING for a second term as Brazil’s president in an election last October, Dilma Rousseff painted a rosy picture of the world’s seventh-biggest economy. Full empl...

U.S. to World: Give Us a Hand with Cuba - William LeoGrande, WPR

U.S. President Barack Obama defends his opening to Cuba as a more effective way to bring democracy to the island than his 10 predecessors’ policy of isolation. Engagement, he...

Pregnant and Desperate in Brazil - Miriam Wells, Foreign Policy

As the country grows increasingly religious, strict abortion laws are forcing women to turn to risky, often deadly options to end their pregnancies....

Brazil Wants to Strengthen U.S., Atlantic Ties - Tim Ridout, GMF

WASHINGTON - Fresh off a narrow victory in a contentious election, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has signaled an interest in restoring momentum in Brazil's ties with the Unite...

Government Ties Hold Back Brazil's Oil Giant - World Politics Journal

Discoveries of oil deposits in the pre-salt layer should be a blessing for the country. Unfortunately, politicians have propensity to see Petrobras’s potential huge earnings ...

Brazil Can Thank Its President for Its Current Crisis - Bloomberg View

Columbus, Ohio, is a long way from Brasilia, but thanks to a bunch of angry seniors and a lot of muck, these distant compass points in the Americas are now on a collision course. T...

The Democracy Promotion Gap - Sarah Repucci, The American Interest

A group of highly influential democracies of the global south—Brazil, India, Indonesia, and South Africa—have reinforced their democratic credentials in recent months t...

Corruption Plagues Mexico and Brazil - J. Daremblum, Weekly Standard

Executives at Petrobras, the world’s sixth largest energy company, are alleged to have paid bribes to Brazilian government officials totaling as much as $1.6 billion in excha...

Capping Brazil's Corruption Gusher - Bloomberg View

Petrobras, Brazil's state-run oil giant, is now engulfed in a scandal befitting its size -- a multibillion-dollar miasma of bribery, larceny and political chicanery. How newly re-e...

Brazil's Amazon War Games - Daniel McGroarty, RealClearWorld

So who is Brazil's putative Amazon enemy - the adversary analogous to the conquistadors of 500 years hence? Military analysts note that the current war games are geared to defend a...

Brazil Is not as Stable as it Looks - Clovis Rossi, Worldcrunch

Writing about Mexico, social scientist Rubén Aguilar Valenzuela on the website Infolatam, might have just as well been referring to Brazil. “In the modern and inclusiv...

After Bitter Race, Brazilians Call for Unity - Dom Phillips, Time

After what was the most aggressive Presidential election in recent Brazilian history, both the winner and loser have called for unity, striking a tone of reconciliation following t...

Election Shows Deep Splits in Brazil - Economist

After a tight and tetchy race, marked by innumerable twists and turns, Brazil’s left-wing president, Dilma Rousseff, was re-elected on October 26th to a second four-year term...

What to Expect Now from Brazil - Kevin Lees, Suffragio

It was the closest presidential race since the end of Brazil’s military dictatorship in 1985....

Rousseff Must Fight the Second-Term Blues - J.N. Singh, The Conversation

Winning with just a 3% margin, the fragility of her victory reflects divides in Brazilian society and the economic challenges ahead for the country....

Brazilian Left Will Remain Powerful After Vote - Daniel Lemaitre, GRI

Whoever wins the Brazilian presidential elections will have to accommodate a powerful legislature dominated by left of center parties, opposed to macroeconomic adjustment and propo...

Will Brazil Move Back into the U.S. Fold? - O. Guardiola-Rivera, Guardian

At stake in this Sunday’s election is the fate of global geopolitics: whether Brazil will continue to lead Latin America’s turn towards further autonomy, sceptical of t...

Real Reform for Brazil's Economy - Camila Villard Duran, Project Syndicate

Monetary policy has long played an important role in Brazilian politics....

Brazil's Voters Deserve More - Bloomberg

Look for Rousseff’s campaign, led by one of Brazil’s sharpest political operatives, to paint Neves as an out-of-touch elite beholden to fat cats and banks. And expect N...

A Political Wave Ebbs in Brazil - Economist

If you had asked a pundit three months ago to predict the first round of Brazil’s presidential election on Oct. 5, the response would more or less have resembled what has tur...

Brazil's Economic Roller Coaster - David Biller, Bloomberg

Brazil’s economic growth has slowed to its weakest three-year pace in a decade, advancing just 2.1 percent on average from 2011 through 2013. In the first half of 2014, it en...

Mending U.S.-Brazil Ties: The Electoral Stakes - R. Vasconcellos, RCW

Brazil's presidential campaign has taken a series of dramatic turns befitting a Brazilian soap opera over the last two months. The election was marked first by tragedy, with the de...

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