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Brazil’s increasingly powerful evangelical church and its progressive movements are both pushing to refine Carnaval to match their often opposing priorities.
Imagine setting your budget today for every year through 2036. This week, the world’s ninth-largest economy made just such a decision.
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.
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.
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.