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Good morning and welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. This week, we’re taking a look at the future of the Copa Libertadores, South America’s biggest club competition. Should...
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Can Vale still be a buy opportunity after Brumadinho

BusinessOct 20, 2019

Can Vale still be a ‘buy’ opportunity after Brumadinho?

Since January 25, 2019, Brazilian mining company Vale has...
the brazilian report journalism

OpinionOct 19, 2019

Two years explaining Brazil

If you read The Brazilian Report regularly, you have...
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PowerOct 19, 2019

What legacy did Brazil leave in Haiti?

Despite Haiti facing yet another acute political, economic, and...
The Brazilian Supreme Court. Photo: Nelson Jr/SCO/STF

Power Oct 18, 2019

Brazil’s trial of the year: what you need to know

On Thursday, Brazil’s Supreme Court kicked off what has been billed as the biggest trial of 2019. In three separate cases, the country’s highest...
Big Tech joins Brazilian effort against misinformation. How serious are they?

Tech Oct 18, 2019

Big Tech joins Brazilian effort against misinformation

You’re reading The Brazilian Report‘s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics:...
Bolsonaro northeast economy

Power Oct 17, 2019

Economic measures hope to plant Bolsonaro’s flag in the Northeast

When Brazil’s new ultra-reformist, ultra-liberal Economy Ministry took charge in January, many analysts correctly pointed out that much of the effects of its economic...
Why Brazil is changing how it calculates inflation

Business Oct 17, 2019

Why Brazil is changing how it calculates inflation

The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics has presented a new structure for its benchmark index for calculating inflation, the so-called National Amplified Consumer...
UN Human Rights Council

Power Oct 16, 2019

Maduro makes Bolsonaro look palatable to UN Human Rights Council

After the world looked on open-mouthed as President Jair Bolsonaro delivered a heavy-handed speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September, it has...
gold mines brazil bolsonaro

Power Oct 16, 2019

Efforts to eradicate wildcat gold mines stir up tensions in Central Brazil

One year ago, news spread that there were gold nuggets “sprouting out of the ground” in Serra do Expedito, 25 kilometers from the city...
To create financially educated citizens, Brazil puts financial education on curriculum

Business Oct 15, 2019

Brazil puts financial education on curriculum hoping for economic gain

October 15 is Teachers’ Day in Brazil. However, there is little to celebrate, with public school educators having to put up with horrible classroom...
psl bolsonaro political party crisis

Power Oct 15, 2019

Why President Bolsonaro is warring with his own party

Until 2018, few people, if any, had ever heard of the Social Liberal Party (PSL). Between 1998—the year of its foundation—and 2014, the party...
viracopos airport

Business Oct 14, 2019

Brazil’s would-be mega-airport grounded after crisis

The impasse involving the future of Viracopos International Airport, which has dragged on for over two years, is finally close to a resolution. Brazil’s...
Fintechs turn their attention to Brazil's entrepreneurs

Business Oct 14, 2019

Fintechs turn their attention to Brazil’s entrepreneurs

Becoming a business owner has its trials, which Brazilians have found out that the hard way, becoming entrepreneurs amid the worst economic crisis in...
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Sports Oct 14, 2019

Brazil’s black coaches speak out on racism in football

Good morning and welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. Today, we are looking at racism in Brazilian football, as the league’s only two...
saint sister dulce

Society Oct 13, 2019

The Good Angel of Bahia becomes a Saint

This afternoon, in the Vatican City, Sister Dulce Pontes will be canonized by Pope Francis, becoming Saint Dulce of the Poor—Brazil’s 37th recognized saint....
With mosquito borne diseases running riot around in Brazil and around the world, tests with genetically modified mosquitoes have been carried out to dubious success

Society Oct 12, 2019

The risks of genetically modified mosquitoes

Around 1 million people die each year of mosquito-borne diseases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is why mosquitoes are considered one...
Brazil by the Numbers oil bolsonaro energy

Society Oct 12, 2019

Brazil by the Numbers: Oct. 12, 2019

This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. Random numbers that...
cloud computing

Tech Oct 11, 2019

Tech Roundup, Oct. 11, 2019 | The future of cloud computing in Brazil

You’re reading The Brazilian Report‘s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics:...