Commentary – It is not about 20 cents_5 years after
2013 is a fundamental year for understanding Brazil’s current democratic crisis. It has marked the beginning of the political instability that lead to Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment. The ascension of Michel Temer to the presidency that followed signified a reordering of national political hegemony.
Commentary – Truckers strike and how economics shapes the current political debate in Brazil
From May 21st to May 30th, truck drivers’ strike in Brazil almost brought the country to a standstill. Lacks of supply and road-blocking have caused a reduction in industrial activities, halt in public services and shortage of goods in most of the country.
Commentary – 2018 elections_The challenge of fake news
2018 is a year of elections not only in Brazil but also in other five Latin America countries. Disinformation campaigns have already had important impacts in several countries of the region, such as Venezuela, Colombia and Argentina. Nevertheless, with presidential elections approaching, the diffusion of fake news for manipulating public opinion acquires higher stakes.
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