UNDERSTANDING BRASIL

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By Larissa Jacheta Riberti* I have been writing for a truck driver’s trade newspaper for the past six years but would not risk making a …

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In his landmark work, “A Fantasia Organizada”, legendary developmentalist economist Celso Furtado described the modern history of Brazil as a conflict between internationally-backed monetarist …

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The following article is an edited version of the transcripts of an interview Chuck Mertz conducted with Brasil Wire editor Brian Mier on This …

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The Rise, Success and Decline of the PT Party’s Virtuous Cycle Model of Urban Governance. By Brian Mier. In 1964, the US helped overthrow …

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To mark 3 years since the registration of brasilwire.com on 12th August 2014, this is a selected chronology of some of our most read and/or most …

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Luiz Gonzaga Gegê da Silva is a historic figure on the Brazilian left. A member of the MR-8 resistance movement during the military dictatorship …

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By Brian Mier. During my 22 years in Brazil I’ve gotten used to gringos moving down here who, before taking the time to understand …

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By Patricia Azevedo Boyd In Brazil, racial issues are complex and contentious but very important to talk about. The tendency has been to pretend …

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On January 6, 2017, the traditional Folia dos Reis festival was declared historic cultural patrimony by the Minas Gerais state government. According to their …

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The effect of Temer’s Government and its regional allies austerity and public security policies on the everyday life of Brazilians is being felt, in …

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