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A Glimmer of Hope in Brazil  

Building on the legacy of the assassinated Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco, a new wave of local candidates is fighting to transform the country’s democracy.



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Brazil’s New Right  

Since Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, Brazil has been in political turmoil. With ex-president Lula’s recent surrender, a new right threatens to become the decisive force in the 2018 elections.





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Brazil on the Brink  

Politicians like Lula and Rousseff should neither be above the law nor prosecuted outside it. As Brazil weathers corruption scandals and a democratic crisis, history reminds us that ignoring due process carries grave dangers.



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A World Cup Win for Brazil?  

FIFA thought Brazil was an easy mark, but has learned what every three-card monte dealer knows: when the law comes around, you better fold up your table and beat it, or you might find yourself in real trouble. Police in …



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Brazil Starts the World Cup With a Hangover  

The Brazilian team’s performance in the World Cup opener mirrored the host country’s preparations for the event—moments of brilliance offset by disorganization, self-destructive lunges, farce, corruption, and a dubious result. If this is victory—no thanks. Back in 2007, when Brazil …





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Where is Amarildo?  

On July 14, community police in the Rio de Janeiro favela of Rocinha took construction worker Amarildo de Souza in for questioning. He has not been seen since. The police insist they released him but there is no evidence they …