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August 6, 2021

🌊 Back to the future: illiberal democracy feeds on fascist ghosts

Luca Manucci Luca Manucci, in a panoramic survey of the rise of illiberalism in our times, argues that this trend is feeding on authoritarian historical legacies and memories which are being rewritten before our eyes. It is an exercise all democrats should challenge, and resist Read more
July 6, 2021

Why conservative voters in Brazil make women more vulnerable to violence

Victor Araújo Tackling violence against women requires targeted laws and robust policy infrastructure. Victor Araújo and Malu Gatto argue that conservative municipalities adopt fewer instruments to protect women from violence – with life-threatening implications for women Read more
June 15, 2021

Bloodthirsty Brazilian police have redefined what it means to be a criminal

Fernanda Barasuol Police brutality is not new in Brazil. But the shocking events at Jacarezinho are also symptomatic of rising conservative politics in the country, write Fernanda Barasuol and Thiago Borne Read more
May 24, 2021

How corruption drives political participation – and the people most likely to mobilise

Martín Portos The fight against corruption has been at the heart of recent mass protests across the world. But does corruption drive political participation, and if so, who is it mobilising? Research by Raffaele Bazurli and Martín Portos suggests – counterintuitively – that people with less education are the most likely to rise up Read more
May 19, 2021

How South America’s leaders have mishandled the Covid-19 pandemic

Marta Mendes da Rocha Despite their constitutional powers, South American presidents have not managed the Covid-19 pandemic effectively, write Marta Rocha, Luciana Santana and Magna Inácio. This is worrying in a region desperate to overcome economic decline, inequality, unemployment, and extreme poverty Read more
April 1, 2021

Amid the pandemic Bolsonaro intimidates critics with dictatorship-era law

Eduardo Burkle President Jair Bolsonaro faces criticism from the media and civil society for his disastrous response to the pandemic. Reviving National Security Law to intimidate critics is more than a nod to Brazil's authoritarian past, writes Eduardo Burkle Read more
March 24, 2021

The annulment of ex-president Lula’s conviction is a turning point in Brazil’s 2022 elections

Larissa Peixoto Gomes The possibility of Lula running for office in 2022 has already nudged Bolsonaro to change course. Yet, write Larissa Peixoto Gomes and Fernanda Barasuol, although Lula’s candidacy is a likely scenario, it is not guaranteed Read more
October 16, 2020

Academic feminists beware: Bolsonaro is out to crush Brazil’s 'gender ideology'

Fernanda Barasuol Although it claims to protect women, the Bolsonaro government is running a crusade against the human rights of women and LGBTQ individuals, writes Fernanda Barasuol. Attempting to ban gender studies in universities is one example of how the government works against women’s right to defend themselves Read more

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