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Louis Smith

Brasil Today, Yesterday & Tomorrow – Still fighting its past

Brasil today sits at a rare turning point for any country. Despite the furore surrounding the Petrobras scandal and the water crisis in São Paulo there are far more pressing issues...

Niemeyer – Brasília

Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, known simply as Oscar Niemeyer was born December 15 1907. Niemeyer's work dominated Brasil's 20th Century architecture and still casts a long shadow over...

Nara Leão – The Music of Protest

Podem me prender, podem me bater / Podem até deixar-me sem comer / Que eu não mudo de opinião They could arrest me, they could beat me / They could even leave...

Lina Bo Bardi – 100 Years

Lina Bo Bardi is revered in Brasil as one of the country's greatest architects and December sees the 100th anniversary of her birth. Her work and ideas even transcend the shadow...

8 Essential books on Brazilian architecture

Neither is it the right angle, which attracts me, nor the straight line, hard, inflexible, made by men. What attracts me is the curve, free and sensual, the curve I find...

Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff is often regarded as a great unknown outside of Brasil but she has been an active force in official politics since the mid 1970s when she attended meetings organised...

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Tucker/Fox Rally Behind Bolsonaro

From Rio de Janeiro, son of former Voice of America chief invents new cold war narrative. by Brian Mier Multi-millionaire Fox News host Tucker Carlson, son of former Voice of America...

“…Chile…Colombia…Brazil???”: Bolsonaro Despair At Left Resurgence

Folha's Monica Bergamo reports that, following the victory of Gustavo Petro, President Jair Bolsonaro sent a message on a private WhatsApp group in which he despaired at the result. Left-wing candidate...

What Made Bruno And Dom Targets?

When the monsters that govern Brazil today thought they had put an end to  resistance against the invasion of indigenous lands after transforming Funai into a militarized anti-indigenous foundation,...