Police are now responsible for 40 per cent of all homicides in Rio.Photo: Ratao Diniz/Alamy

Law and disorder

Violence in Rio de Janeiro. Report from Brazil by Beatriz Miranda.

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NI 522 - China in charge - November, 2019
Photo: Felipe Werneck/Ibama

At loggerheads

Report from northern Brazil by Matthew Ponsford.

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019
View from Brazil

View from Brazil

Where the heroes are, by Leonardo Sakamoto.

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NI 520 - The right to the city - July, 2019
Left out of the big bash: children from Mangueira favela watch fireworks over Maracana Stadium during the closing ceremony.Photo: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images

Spectacle and reality in Rio

Anne-Marie Broudehoux punctures the bombastic narrative of civic pride and prosperity that accompanies sporting mega-events to reveal how they actually remake the city upon the backs of the poor.

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NI 520 - The right to the city - July, 2019
View from Brazil

View from Brazil

Will pensions unite the Left against Bolsonaro?

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019
Brazil: doll power

Brazil: doll power

A shop in Brazil has achieved a win for racial diversity by only selling black dolls.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019
The Sateré-Mawé people of Brazil are preparing to retake their land.Photo: Raphael Alves/AFP/Getty

Bullet ants and stolen land

Jair Bolsonaro may be in power, but the Sateré indigenous people are not taking his hostility sitting down. Sue Branford reports from the Brazilian Amazon.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019
Photo: Luisa Dörr

Southern exposure: Luisa Dörr

Highlighting the work of artists and photographers from the Majority World.

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NI 518 - Building a new internationalism - March, 2019

Introducing... Jair Bolsonaro

Richard Swift profiles the extreme far-right ex-army officer due to become Brazil's president in the new year.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019
Illustration: Sarah John

Touched by the future

Spending some time away from Marabá, Dan Baron Cohen discovers unexpected solidarity with the Amazon in a country mired in violence and despair.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018

The university of good living

Joining his neighbours one evening, Dan Baron Cohen finds himself immersed in a spontaneous conversation about culture, justice and sustainability that would be rare inside the halls of academe.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
Illustration: Sarah John

Our time will return

The lines painted on his skin lead to the heartlands of identity, discovers Dan Baron Cohen.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Illustration: Sarah John

Democracy in prison

Letter from Marabá: Anxiety, perplexity and indignation over Brazil’s political process as news of former president Lula’s sentencing breaks. Dan Baron Cohen listens to how it goes down in Cabelo Seco.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Illustration: Sarah John

Storms and fury

Violent weather presages human violence. Dan Baron Cohen writes from a community and country on high alert.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018
Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Marabá: Toxic promises

Why does ‘accelerated development’ spell disaster in the Brazilian Amazon? Dan Baron Cohen begins his column from the Afro-indigenous community of Cabalo Seco.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Mercury rising

Mercury rising

Update on a large-scale dam in the AmazonTom Lawson.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018

Rivers of Meeting

In Brazil, young indigenous women are reconnecting with their African roots and finding ways to intervene in the violence that targets their community.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
Police can feel like an occupying force in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas.Photo: Valery Sharifulin/ITAR-TASS/Alamy

'A policy of extermination'

Brazil promotes the myth of a harmonious ‘racial democracy’ abroad, but the killings of black people resemble state-sponsored genocide, writes Vanessa Martina Silva.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
The spirit of creative resistence is strong in the Rio favela of Maré. But Brazil is suffering a ‘genocide’ of black youth.Photo: Vanessa Baird

‘We have a lot to teach the city’

What does ‘the state’ mean to you if you are poor or black or both? Vanessa Baird reports on life down-and-out in post-coup São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Marcela's Recipe of the month

Marcela’s recipe: How to make a soft coup

This dish may seem a bit challenging at first glance, but is guaranteed to impress your guests!

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
China in charge November, 2019
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
The right to the city July, 2019
The right to the city July, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
The dirt on waste November, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
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