Category Archives: Brazil

Why Bolsonaro backtracked on firing Mandetta

By Carolina Botelho The president’s backtracking was only possible because a considerable part of the Brazilian elite felt threatened. Read this article in Portuguese (Please note: After this article was written, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil fired his health minister, … Continue reading

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Por que Bolsonaro recuou e não demitiu Mandetta

Por Carolina Botelho A marcha à ré do presidente só foi possível porque uma parte considerável da elite brasileira se sentiu ameaçada A última segunda-feira (6) foi um dia especialmente tenso para o país. Não pelos motivos ordinários que já … Continue reading

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A tempestade perfeita de Bolsonaro no Brasil: do eleitor indignado ao voto na ultradireita

Por Carolina Botelho Read this entry in English here. A vitória de Jair Bolsonaro na disputa à presidência da República no Brasil surpreendeu muitos analistas em todo o mundo. Ainda candidato, o ex-capitão do exército fez uma campanha com elogios … Continue reading

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Bolsonaro’s Perfect Storm in Brazil: From Outraged Voters to Extreme Right-Wing Votes

By Carolina Botelho Jair Bolsonaro’s victory in the race for the presidency of the Republic of Brazil surprised many analysts around the world. While still a candidate, the former army captain ran a campaign praising the Brazilian military dictatorship and … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Response to the Hepatitis C Epidemic

By Elize Massard Approximately 700,000 people worldwide, die every year from complications of hepatitis C (HCV virus). In 2017, the World Health Organization proposed a plan to eliminate HCV as a public health emergency by 2030. This is possible thanks to new direct-acting … Continue reading

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La región no tan transparente

Where the Air Is Not so Clear By Jimmy Mahady The people of Mexico City are used to watching the mountains surrounding the city fade into the smoggy afternoons. The snow-capped volcanoes give way to a grey haze that envelops … Continue reading

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Concentration Camps in Northeast Brazil: 1915/1932

By Laura Belik The concentration camps in Northeast Brazil hold what one might call hidden histories. Built between 1915 and 1932, the camps were perceived as a form of aid towards groups who were migrating from inland Brazil to Fortaleza … Continue reading

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Corra pro Abraço: A Harm Reduction Approach to Challenging the Punitive and Racialized Management of Poverty in Brazil

By Maria-Fátima Santos  A Pioneering Harm Reduction Program in Bahia State Entirely coordinated by Black women since its inception in 2013, Corra Pro Abraço (Corra) is one of the first state-funded harm reduction programs in Brazil. Literally translating as “Run to … Continue reading

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Javier Couso on President Dilma Rousseff at UC Berkeley

Dilma Rousseff (President of Brazil, 2011-16) gave a talk at UC Berkeley on April 16, 2018 titled “Challenges for Democracy in Brazil”. The event was organized by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and cosponsored by the Department of … Continue reading

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Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida on Dilma Rousseff at UC Berkeley

Dilma Rousseff (President of Brazil, 2011-16) gave a talk at UC Berkeley on April 16, 2018 titled “Challenges for Democracy in Brazil”. The event was organized by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and cosponsored by the Department of … Continue reading

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