From Brazil

with Vincent Bevins and guests


Vincent Bevins √© colaborador do jornal brit√Ęnico 'Financial Times' e correspondente no Brasil do 'Los Angeles Times'. Escrito em ingl√™s, blog aborda principais acontecimentos do Brasil sob o olhar de um estrangeiro.



From Brazil signing off

This “experimental” blog started up¬†in the beginning of February 2012. Which means that, remarkably, we have managed to keep the thing going for over four years. I might even go so far to say that we had a pretty good run. But we’re stopping now, and most likely forever. First, that occasion calls for heartfelt(…)

The fog of war – corruption and media in Brazil

Confidence in Brazil’s rulers¬†has dropped so low that accusations of corruption usually stick, even when there’s little evidence.¬†In such a chaotic situation, many in Brazil’s media should be doing a better job, says Alex Cuadros. Above, one of a few particularly grievous examples. Alex Cuadros S√£o Paulo Earlier this month, one of Brazil’s most popular(…)

Tristes Tropiques – Brazil’s gloomy 2015 in review

The economy tanked, President Dilma Rousseff faced toxic approval ratings and the threat of impeachment, the shoddy, megalomaniacal caperings of the likes of Eduardo Cunha, the Speaker of the country‚Äôs Lower House, dragged an already grubby political landscape further into the mire, and the internet reflected back a society that often seemed riven by social(…)

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