The Good News From Brazil
It's always the problems that get the headlines. But if you look under the surface, you'll see that the rule of law is taking shape.
Drawing Back the Curtain on Brazil’s Rotten Political System
Brasília’s corrupt power brokers have finally been exposed. Will that be enough to set the government straight?
The World’s Rising Powers Have Fallen
There will be no bloc of “emerging economies” rising up to challenge the Western order. But what comes next may be more chaotic and dangerous.
How Brazil’s Left Destroyed Itself
Once upon a time, the Workers’ Party promised clean government. Now it’s squarely at the center of the biggest corruption scandal in the country’s history.
The Fate of Brazil’s Democracy Depends on a Man You’ve Never Heard Of
Sergio Moro is leading the biggest corruption investigation in the country's history. He'd better get it right.
Impeach the Rio Olympics, Argues Scientist
Previous government efforts to control the Zika virus have failed in Brazil, and the Olympics will help spread it globally.
Brazil’s Problems are Much Bigger than Dilma
With impeachment proceedings underway, it looks like President Dilma Rousseff is on the way out. But budget deficits, out-of-control welfare spending, rampant corruption, and political gridlock greet her successor.
Are These Lawmakers Ready to Replace Rousseff?
For the PMDB, ousting Dilma looks like the easy part. Selling voters on the party’s rightward turn, is another story.
‘For All Insurance Brokers,’ ‘For Peace in Jerusalem,’ and Other Odd Reasons Brazilian Lawmakers Voted to Impeach Their President
Almost no one mentioned the actual charges against Rousseff.
To Impeach or Not to Impeach Dilma Rousseff
From former guerrilla to fast-rising protege of her predecessor Lula da Silva, she was supposed to preside over Brazil's rise. Instead, the Brazilian president's career may soon be over for good.
Meet the Andrew Breitbart of Brazil
As Dilma Rousseff and the Workers’ Party confront the prospect of impeachment, one right-wing firebrand has helped foment the conservative opposition against her.
The Rot at the Heart of the Brazilian Economy
Brazil is headed for catastrophe this year, unless it finally reckons with decades of failed economic policy.
Return of the Lula
With Brazil mired in scandal, is the leftist former president about to ditch his hand-picked successor and take the reins once more?
The Sad Death of the Latin American Left
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Brazil’s Luiz Inacio da Silva dreamed of a new world order. Their successors watched it fall to pieces.