UNDERSTANDING BRASIL

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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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From Cartel-led unrest in Prisons across the North of the country, to Army deployment amidst lawlessness & chaos in Espírito Santo, which has left over …

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On Friday, June 10th, hundreds of thousands of Brazilians came to the streets in dozens of cities in 17 states across the country to …

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Beyond Citizen Kane (1993) is a British documentary film directed by Simon Hartog, produced by John Ellis, and first broadcast on Channel 4. It …

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We should be looking for viable alternatives to an archaic, arbitrary, failing and schizophrenic system. The issue that we are seeing in Brasil today …

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As the Economist and the Washington Post cheer-lead for a PMDB takeover of the Brazilian government, it is worth looking at how PMDB mayor …

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It’s a cool late-April evening in São Paulo and locals have packed out the União da Juta community centre in the residential neighbourhood of …

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Lula da Silva is placed at the disposal of justice. A police apparatus was set up to coerce the former president to testify under …

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Every so often, the bourgeois political system runs into crisis. The machinery of the state jams; the veils of consent are torn asunder and …