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Louis Smith

8 Essential books on Brasil

The complexities of contemporary Brazil can be difficult to understand at the best of times. The editors at Brasil Wire have put together a primer of books about Brasil to help readers,...

Blaming the Victim: Brazil’s Adolescent Mass Consumer Market

by Louis Smith Brazil’s internal consumer market is the frequent topic of a lot of hand-wringing and disdain from both the financial media and people living in the country. High costs, poor quality...

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With Re-Election Hopes Bleak, Bolsonaro Bets On Privatising Petrobras

With his re-election looking unlikely, Jair Bolsonaro now tries to unify international capital and supporters of the 2016 coup around his candidacy with a final throw of the dice:...

‘Go back to the plantation’ – Curitiba moves to impeach 1st City Councilor

The first impeachment process against a city councilor in the 329-year history of Curitiba - the Brazilian city that most cherishes its "European heritage" - is underway, and it...

“There Will Be A Coup”: Newspaper Editor Urges Journalists To Report Imminent Attempt To Sabotage Election

A veteran editor at Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil's biggest newspaper, criticises colleagues for failing to adequately report and prepare the public for an imminent coup attempt by Bolsonaro and...