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Reporting primarily from Brazil and Louisiana/Texas.
School’s out at Rio’s flagship university, and no one has any idea when it may start again
But perhaps no symbol of Rio's decline is more troubling and emotional for Rio residents than the recent closure of UERJ, the State University of Rio de Janeiro, a beacon of educational mobility for Brazil.
Can Brazil's president survive the latest scandal? Here are 4 ways ...
We spoke to several Brazilian political analysts, and they set out four scenarios that would all lead to the same place: Temer’s exit.
Secret recordings may be Brazilian democracy’s best hope
But at what cost?
Brazilian President Temer is hit with new corruption allegations
Brazil’s supreme court said prosecutors are investigating him for obstruction of justice and corruption, and a government witness claimed his company paid $1.5 million to Temer in bribes.
Less skin, more God and no racism: How Brazil’s left and right want to change Carnaval - The Washington Post
Brazil’s increasingly powerful evangelical church and its progressive movements are both pushing to refine Carnaval to match their often opposing priorities.
Brazil passes the mother of all austerity plans - The Washington Post
Imagine setting your budget today for every year through 2036. This week, the world’s ninth-largest economy made just such a decision.
The most chilling word in Brazil - The Washington Post
The word chacina derives from the killing of pigs. But ask any Brazilian, and they will tell you that there is another, more disturbing meaning of that word.
6 Words that Tell You Everything You Need to Know about Brazil
Below, a contextualized cheat-sheet to the words Brazilians use in today’s troubled times, words that tell you a much more complex story about Brazil.
The Olympics are being held in a country with a pre-9/11 notion of security
In many ways, Brazilians live in a pre-9/11 world. Although they might be used to heavily armed criminals and police in their cities, they are largely unfamiliar with international terrorism.