Brazil

 
On travelling alone across the black Atlantic
On travelling alone across the black Atlantic
On my last night in “the colony” before journeying to Brazil, a rare thunderstorm strikes the Western Cape.
First Brazilian president to face corruption charges is expected to walk free
First Brazilian president to face corruption charges is expected to walk free
He may be Brazil's most unpopular president in decades and charged with serious crimes, but Michel Temer, the ultimate teflon leader, is expected...
How your medical bills may change under the National Health Insurance
How your medical bills may change under the National Health Insurance
The United Kingdom’s universal healthcare system, known as the 
Brics is not all it’s cracked up to be
Brics is not all it’s cracked up to be
When President Jacob Zuma launched the African regional centre of the New Development Bank (NDB) in Sandton on Thursday morning — nearly 18...
Falling BRICS endanger their citizens’ health, starting with Jacob Zuma
Falling BRICS endanger their citizens’ health, starting with Jacob Zuma
As he launches the African Regional Centre of the New Development Bank (NDB) in Sandton on Thursday, nearly 18 months behind schedule, President...
​New anti-nuclear treaty legitimises the fight for disarmament
​New anti-nuclear treaty legitimises the fight for disarmament
The international community took a historic step on July 7, when it adopted the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, after...
Want to escape Sao Paulo's traffic? Take a flying taxi
Want to escape Sao Paulo's traffic? Take a flying taxi
While Uber has changed ground transport in many cities, Sao Paulo's infernal traffic jams have sparked a new app that opens the sky to commuters:...
Brazil’s no-fee pitfalls that South Africa should avoid
Brazil’s no-fee pitfalls that South Africa should avoid
For a week, from March to early April, I was on a visit aimed at exposing student leaders to the implementation of free higher education in Brazil....
Case study: Brazil’s free education
Case study: Brazil’s free education
Thirteen university students from six institutions travelled to Brazil this month to look at whether free tertiary education can work in an...
Dreams turn to dust for Mozambicans moved for Vale pit
Dreams turn to dust for Mozambicans moved for Vale pit
Under a lone baobab tree, a group of Mozambican men tell of their struggles in a new settlement, having been moved from their village to make way...
​Gang war drives prison bloodbaths in Brazil
​Gang war drives prison bloodbaths in Brazil
When beheaded, disembowelled corpses stacked up in Brazilian jails, it looked like bloody chaos caused by overcrowding. But authorities see method...
Brazilian crash victims mourned
Brazilian crash victims mourned
Thousands of grieving fans wearing green and white filled the Chapecoense stadium in remote southern Brazil on Tuesday, singing their team’s...

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