Author

 
​Benjamin Fogel

​Benjamin Fogel

Currently based in São Paulo, Benjamin Fogel is a PhD candidate in Latin American history at New York University and is a contributing editor for Jacobin magazine and website Africa is a Country
The man who could save Brazil is in jail
The man who could save Brazil is in jail
On Sunday evening, the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro was enveloped by an inferno that destroyed the 200-year-old centre of science and history....
Brazil, weary of corruption, faces bleak poll
Brazil, weary of corruption, faces bleak poll
A few years ago, Brazil seemed poised to finally live up to its potential as the country of the future. Rapid economic growth, combined with...
'Blacklisted' farmworker urges politicians to listen
'Blacklisted' farmworker urges politicians to listen
He is in his late 30s and has been living in the De Doorns Stofland informal settlement for five years with his wife and two children. Since he...
De Doorns: Police action breeds hostility
De Doorns: Police action breeds hostility
Tensions remain high in De Doorns, which has been the epicentre of the Western Cape farmworkers' labour dispute, with "thousands of striking...