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Brazil

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Brazil: Swift and robust response to the insurrection highlights the strength of democracy

4 min read
Hundreds of Bolsonaro supporters have been arrested and state governors read the riot act for disloyalty to the elected government. January 8 has, if nothing else, highlighted the anti-democratic nature of Bolsonarismo.

Never take Democracy for granted

3 min read
The January 8 riot attack on Brazil’s National Congress shows the consequences of choosing corrupt, populist, and fearmongering leaders.

Democracy under attack in Brazil: 5 questions about the storming of Congress and the role of the military

6 min read
The sacking of key democratic institutions in Brasilia has parallels with the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol but was different in one key way: the position of the military.

At Lula’s inauguration, did Bolsonaro ‘eat the last cannibal’?

3 min read
When Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, widely known as Lula, assumed the Brazilian presidency on New Year’s Day 2023, his predecessor had already created an element of something called ‘eating the cannibal’.

Pelé was ensnared by ‘Brazilian-style racism’ but stood firm as dictatorship tried to keep him playing

5 min read
As arguably the greatest soccer player of all time is laid to rest, let’s consider Pelé’s incredible legacy off the field, how he helped forge the identity of modern Brazil, became a symbol of the Black diaspora and an inspiration for millions across the African continent.

Voter suppression: How democracies around the world are using new rules to make it harder to vote

5 min read
Laws making it more difficult to vote are being introduced around the democratic world, an expert says. They risk undermining democracy.

Zero deforestation in the Amazon is now possible

5 min read
With Lula’s election in Brazil, zero deforestation in the Amazon may become a reality. Here are the current limitations in implementing international zero-deforestation commitments in the Amazon and beyond, and how the new president can help address some of the challenges his country faces.
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