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How Brazil's Far Right Is Weaponizing Fake News

Borrowing from the Trump campaign’s successful strategy in the 2016 elections, Jair Bolsonaro is relying on “firehosing” to increase his chances of winning the Brazilian presidency—and it’s working.
Amauri Eugênio Jr.
10.11.18
politics

Everything That’s at Stake in Brazil’s Presidential Election

A side-by-side look at how Bolsonaro and Haddad view women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community based on everything they say—or don’t say—in their administrative proposals.
Amauri Gonzo
10.9.18
Music

Brazil's Love Affair with R&B Has Birthed an Incredible New Genre

The country’s contemporary R&B is a blend of American trap with regional rap, funk, and pagode.
Amanda Cavalcanti
8.14.18
Broadly

In Photos: 12 Hours Through the Eyes of a Brazilian Drag Queen

From the first coffee of the day to removing makeup before bed, we spent the day with a Mackaylla, a drag queen at São Paulo's vibrant pride parade.
Larissa Zaidan
6.7.18
Photos

Photos of an Indigenous Village Celebrating Its Roots Through Ritual

The feast of Saint Bilibeu empowers indigenous Brazilians to reclaim a precolonial identity and to protect their land.
Ingrid Barros
5.21.18
crime

The Most Notorious Misogynist in Brazil Is Behind Bars, Again

The recent arrest of Marcelo Valle Silveira Mello shows that incel culture isn’t easily stopped—and it doesn’t always go by the same name.
Marie Declercq
5.10.18
fans

This Guy Tattooed an Entire Soccer Jersey on His Torso

Forty percent of Maurício dos Anjos' body is now covered in the black and red stripes of his team, Flamengo.
Rafael Luis Azevedo
4.26.18
Photography

Brazil’s Biggest Afro-Brazilian Festival Celebrates a Sacred Sea Goddess

Pictures of the annual festival that honors Iemanjá, the most popular deity in the Candomblé and Umbanda religions.
Carla Castellotti
2.19.18
Broadly

Photos of the Plus-Size Dancers Bringing Carnival Back to Its Inclusive Roots

“Back in the day, the Carnival wasn’t about a stereotypical body [type] or look. This is something new that came from the media and from marketing"
Débora Lopes
2.16.18
Features

Gentrification Has Left Techno Without a Home in São Paulo

A Kafka-esque battle for downtown space has put Brazil’s electronic music collectives and established nightclubs on opposite teams.
Amanda Cavalcanti
12.22.17
esports

Working to Make Brazil's Gaming Scene More Accessible for Deaf Players

From esports to eduction, how developers and players are trying to create opportunity and accessibility for Brazilians who are hard of hearing.
Giovanna Breve
12.7.17
Photos

Untold Stories from Deep Inside a Notorious Brazilian Prison

Filmmaker and photographer João Wainer talks about the years he spent taking pictures of what was once the largest prison in Latin America.
Débora Lopes
10.6.17
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