The Sad Decline of Brazil’s Political Establishment
Voters are manifesting their profound unhappiness with the status quo. Jair Bolsonaro is the result.
Mexico and Brazil’s Crude Politics
A potential return to resource nationalism could set both countries back.
The Military Returns to Brazilian Politics
As Bolsonaro takes the lead, the future looks dim for democracy in Brasília.
Jair Bolsonaro’s Model Isn’t Berlusconi. It’s Goebbels.
The far-right Brazilian leader isn’t just another conservative populist. His propaganda campaign has taken a page straight from the Nazi playbook.
Brazil’s Closed-Door Policy
A showdown between Brasília and the rural state of Roraima could seal the country to refugees from Venezuela.
How a Candidate’s Stabbing Will Further Radicalize Brazil
Right-wing populist Jair Bolsonaro’s wounds will heal, but the country’s politics will never be the same.
Latin America’s Center Cannot Hold If It Doesn’t Exist
Mainstream establishment parties across the continent have been replaced by populists offering easy and empty answers.
Reporter’s Notebook: Brazil’s Forgotten Children and Russia’s #MeToo Problem
FP’s April magazine: “The End of Human Rights” tackled issues from the Amazon to Vladivostok. On today’s E.R. episode, we talk to two contributors.
Lula Lost, But Brazil’s Democracy Has Won
By going to jail, the former president signaled his respect for the rule of law.
Five Questions About the Missing Argentine Submarine
Despite a large international search effort, time is running out for the crew.
One Woman’s Fight to Claim Her ‘Blackness’ in Brazil
The experience of a young lawyer raises difficult questions about race, belonging, and the bureaucracy of affirmative action in a country lauded for its egalitarian history.
Os vários tons de Maíra Mutti Araújo
Num país famoso por um ideal de mistura racial, a luta de uma candidata para usar cotas raciais levanta questões complexas sobre cor e identidade no Brasil.
Brazil Has Become a Gangland
With the country’s politics plagued by scandal and corruption, Brazil’s gangs are fighting a deadly and brazen turf war — inside and out of the broken prison system.
Protesters Storm Government Ministries in Brazil
But President Michel Temer still isn’t stepping down.
Yet Another Presidential Corruption Scandal in Brazil
Forget the U.S. presidential scandal. Brazil is pillorying its second president in two years, both on allegations of corruption.
Brazil’s New Problem With Blackness
As the proudly mixed-race country grapples with its legacy of slavery, affirmative-action race tribunals are measuring skull shape and nose width to determine who counts as disadvantaged.
Deadly Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil Sparks Fears of Zika-Like Epidemic
Brazilian authorities work to prevent history from repeating itself.
Condemned to Life in Zikaland
In Recife, Brazil’s ground zero of the Zika virus, a community struggles to deal with the devastating spread of microcephaly.
In Brazil, a Corruption Case Begins as Economy Still Struggles
Is the trial against Brazil's former president a balm for or distraction from the country's current economic woes?