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Alex Hochuli is a communications consultant, researcher and sometimes writer. Those sometimes include covering international politics, consumerism, migration, football and pop culture. A sociologist by training, Alex is occasionally Brazilian, now permanently Paulistano.
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This is a handy guide to the convoluted multiplication of political parties in Brazil since the return to democracy at the end of the …

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As I’ve argued since the beginning of the year, the Lava Jato investigation is one of two things: either a limited initiative that stops …

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Right-wing protests in 2015 loudly demanded Dilma’s ouster. The left consequently rallied around não vai ter golpe! — “there will be no coup!” With Dilma now …

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Last Sunday’s (4 September) protest in favour of Diretas Ja! (general elections now) went better than expected with around 100,000 on the streets, before …

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Pro-democracy protestors have demonstrated through the streets of São Paulo for four consecutive nights now. All have terminated with military police aggressively dispersing crowds …

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That the political crisis in Brazil has seen a stark polarisation is no longer news. The mutual mistrust finds expression in an information war …