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Brazil president sacks close aide amid political scandal
Brazil president sacks close aide amid political scandal
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro on Monday sacked a close aide who helped get him elected after a storm within his party over suspected improper...
Brazil's out-of-action president tries to stay in control
Brazil's out-of-action president tries to stay in control
Brazil is going through a rudderless period as President Jair Bolsonaro lies in a hospital bed following stomach surgery, with high-priority...
Corruption perception index released, US out of top 20
Corruption perception index released, US out of top 20
Transparency International released its 2018 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) on Monday, reporting that “most countries are failing to make...
Netanyahu hails 'new era' with Brazil
Netanyahu hails 'new era' with Brazil
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed what he said would be a "new era" in ties with "great power" Brazil ahead of meeting Friday with...
Madagascar elections: An environmental disaster in waiting
Madagascar elections: An environmental disaster in waiting
What links Brazil and Madagascar? 
Editorial: Your earth, take action
Editorial: Your earth, take action
“Adversity tends to empower demagogues with easy answers, and climate change will bring plenty of adversity.” Remember this warning, from...
Bolsonaro spells ecological disaster for Brazil – and the world
Bolsonaro spells ecological disaster for Brazil – and the world
Last month, a divided Brazil voted to elect its next president. Faced with a choice between Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers’ Party and the...
Elitism remains the enemy of democracy
Elitism remains the enemy of democracy
For millions of people, South Africa is what Frantz Fanon called “a nonviable society”. Systemic unemployment makes it somewhere between...
Can the centre hold, or will South Africa get its own Bolsonaro?
Can the centre hold, or will South Africa get its own Bolsonaro?
Present indications are that South African voters are not gearing up to “do a Brazil” in the face of a mounting economic crisis and high levels...
South Africa’s not that different from Brazil
South Africa’s not that different from Brazil
Jair Bolsonaro is Brazil’s new leader after he took 55.1% of the vote in the second round of the presidential election on Sunday against centrist...
Why is democracy faltering?
Why is democracy faltering?
Jair Bolsonaro, the newly elected Brazilian president, is a far-right, gun-loving, media-baiting hyper-nationalist. The fact that he would be right...
Brazilian left reels as country lurches right
Brazilian left reels as country lurches right
Still stinging from the victory of far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's once-mighty Workers' Party now faces some tricky tasks:...

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