A Closer Look at Brazil’s Economy (The New Internationalist)

QUITO, ECUADOR - The Brazilian economy isn’t looking great these days. The country is facing one of its most severe economic crises since the Great Depression, with unemployment at almost 12 per cent and inflation hovering around 8 per cent. The scene has caused a lot of anger, resentment and suffering across the country. But Brazilians …

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Is Brazil’s Government Rolling Back Women’s Rights? (Al Jazeera)

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - In an abandoned building in the centre of Brazil's financial centre of Sao Paulo, Marli Aguiar and a group of black women have come together to talk about one thing: what to do about Brazil's new interim government. After only weeks in power, it has become clear that this new administration …

Why Brazil’s Art Scene is Fighting the Impeachment (The New Internationalist)

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - ‘Temer Out!’ ‘Against the Coup!’ and ‘Culture and Work!’ These are some of the signs plastered all over the walls of the Ministry of Culture building in San Paulo. Visual artists, filmmakers, designers, dancers, actors and many others have been occupying the building for more than a month, protesting the current impeachment …