Category: Brazil

Ruth Needleman: Canoas: A Government of, for and by the People

Oakland, New York, Minneapolis, among others, are exploring the possibility of “participatory budgeting,” an initiative to shift decision-making on development projects from the government to the community

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Dave Zirin: Brazil in Peril: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Zika Virus

The legacy of the 2016 Brazil Olympics could be the spreading of the Zika virus across the hemisphere’s most vulnerable populations

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Patrick Bond: BRICS Faces External Capitalist Crisis, Growing Internal Strife

Brazil, Russia, India and China quietly step on African heads to get more IMF voting power, as one instance of the anti-Western rhetorical charade

Shobhan Saxen: The Two Trials of Adlène Hicheur, Scientist, Muslim, Forever Suspect

A scientist from CERN, accused of association with a terrorist group in 2009 and jailed in France before being freed, tells his story

Joris Leverink: Renewed protest against fare hikes kick off in Brazil

Brazilians have taken to the streets in Sao Paolo to protest against bus fare hikes, almost two and a half years after similar protests first kicked off

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Immanuel Wallerstein: The BRICS: A Fable for Our Time

The economic strength of the BRICS took a turn for the worse in the 2010s

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Jack Rasmus: Neoliberalism Raises Its Ugly Head in South America

As Washington Targets Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina

Ian Steinman: Story of a Disaster Foretold

What the worst environmental disaster in Brazilian history tells us about the real cost of privatization

Alfredo Saad Filho: Brazilian Democracy in Distress: Unpacking Dilma Rousseff’s Impeachment

The ongoing impeachment process is not about corruption, which is merely a serviceable excuse. It is, rather, about a right-wing coalition wrecking an inspiring left-wing experiment

Taisa Sganzerla: Sao Paulo Officials Declare ‘War’ on Students’ Occupy Movement

Three weeks ago, Brazilian teens from Sao Paulo started seizing public schools due to be shut down

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