Tag: South America

Xu Zhen as produced by MadeIn, Under Heaven, Oil on canvas, aluminum, 2013.

A SPECTRAL BELT AND ROAD BEYOND THE BACKYARD AND BRICS: A light for Brazilians glimmers from Asia

As the pullout from Afghanistan unfolds into new geopolitical prospects for its powerful neighbors, ...

Mata Atlântica Forest - Wikimedia Commons

Brazil’s Atlantic Forest Will See More Changes in Five Decades than in the Last 21,000 Years

Brazil’s Atlantic Forest is one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. Roughly ...

A soldier stands guard in front of the Brazilian national flag on Army Day in São Paulo. Miguel Schincariol/AFP

The Militarization of Brazil’s Government Shows the Country Never Transitioned to Full Democracy

When former paratrooper captain Jair Bolsonaro was inaugurated as president of the Brazilian Republic ...

A deforested piece of land in the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, in the state of Rondônia. Carl De SouzaA/FP via Getty Images

The Solution to Brazil’s Deforestation: Fixing the Country’s Economy

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro participated in a virtual climate summit convened by the U.S. ...

Number of black candidates increases dramatically - Marcello Casal Jr/ABr

Previous White Candidates Find that Running for Office as Black Pays Off in Brazil

Number of black candidates increases dramatically – Marcello Casal Jr/ABr Brazil is undergoing a ...

United States' president, Donald J. Trump

Rousseff, Brazil’s Ex-president, Calls Trump’s Meddling in Venezuela Irresponsible and Criminal

Washington’s attempts to interfere in politics in South America, including in Venezuela, are “extremely ...

Trash in the state of Ceará - Photo: Maristela Crispim

The Billions Stolen by Brazilian Politicians Are Hurting the Country’s Poorest

Brazil is currently facing its worst recession in decades while corruption allegations consume the ...

A Few Examples of How Societal Fascism Is Alive and Well in Brazil

In 1940 Walter Benjamin wrote his Theses on the Concept of History prompted by ...