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 and lack of choice are frequently cited as problems caused the protectionist policies that Brazil has had in place for decades. As someone […]
by Mauricio Savarese That can surely be different in government if she wins — a scenario that is less and less unlikely. But so far presidential candidate Marina Silva has one important advantage over her competitors: she can make many Brazilians from opposite backgrounds believe that she actually represents their best interests and hopes. That […]
Emir Sader: For Edward Said, the Orient exists only in the imagination of Westerners. It was created to represent the “other” in the polarisation between “civilization” (themselves, naturally) and “barbarism” (everyone else). Today, more than ever, they have a similar impression with respect to us: it’s as if the Europeans had invented a Latin America […]
The World Cup is long over but this excellent documentary by Al-Jazeera English sheds some rare light upon the complexities of Brasil’s politics & economy.