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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.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MARCH 13: Protestors demonstrate demanding the removal of President Dilma Rousseff on March 13, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Demonstrations across the country today called for President Rousseff's exit amidst a massive corruption scandal and a deep economic recession. (Photo by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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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.

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - MAY 03:  Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, lights the Olympic torch with Brazilian Olympic Committee Carlos Nuzman (L) and first torch bearer, volleyball player Fabiana Claudino at the Palacio do Planalto on May 3, 2016 in Brasilia, Brazil. The Olympic torch will pass through 329 cities from all states from the north to the south of Brazil, until arriving in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, to lit the cauldron.  (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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.

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - MAY 10:  Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff waves as she enters to speak at a women's rights conference on May 10, 2016 in Brasilia, Brazil. Rousseff is facing an impeachment vote in the Senate tomorrow that could force her to step down from the presidency for 180 days and face trial.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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.

A woman walks past a mural depicting the president of the Brazilian lower house of Congress Eduardo Cunha (2-R) speaking with the president of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) Aecio Neves (R) as if they were conspiring against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (L), who is depicted speaking with Vice-President Michel Temer, at Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil on April 19, 2016.
Brazil woke Monday to deep political crisis after lawmakers authorized impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, sparking claims that democracy was under threat in Latin America's biggest country. / AFP / NELSON ALMEIDA        (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks during the 12th Congress of the CUT in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Miguel SCHINCARIOL        (Photo credit should read Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 13:  A man wearing a Lula Da Silva mask is seen during a demonstration organized by Vem Pra Rua (In english: Come to the street) and Movimento Brasil Livre (In english: Free Brazil Movement) against alleged corruption by political partie PT on March 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. People ask for the detention of former President Lula Da Silva and the resignation of President Dilma Rouseff (Photo by Jorge Hely/Brazil Photo Press/LatinContent/Getty Images)

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.

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff speaks to journalists next to Health minister Marcelo Castro after visiting the National Center for Coordination and Control of Aedes aegypti mosquito, in Brasilia, Brazil on January 29, 2016. AFP PHOTO / ANDRESSA ANHOLETE / AFP / Andressa Anholete        (Photo credit should read ANDRESSA ANHOLETE/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 5:  Former Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (C) gestures after voting during the first round of presidential elections on October 5, 2014  in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff is competing against social democrat Aecio Neves and environmentalist Marina Silva with a run-off vote expected October 26. (Photo by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)

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?

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (R) and Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva wave during the South America-Africa (ASA) Strategic Presidential Committee, in Caracas, August 6, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Miguel Gutierrez (Photo credit should read MIGUEL GUTIERREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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