Eu nasci em São Paulo, o estado mais rico e politicamente mais conservador do Brasil. Tinha sete anos de idade em 1984, quando mais de 1 milhão de pessoas se reuniram no centro da minha cidade exigindo o direito de votar para presidente da República. Quando meu pai, um engenheiro civil pernambucano, chegava em casa … More Meu país está dividido
Last Sunday, the main cities in Brazil were stage to a massive wave of protesters dressed in green and yellow. Waving the Brazilian flag and singing the national anthem, more than a million people demanded less corruption and the impeachment of the president. But what exactly does all this national commotion mean? History repeats itself … More What’s ahead for Brazilian politics?
Even when we’re visiting a country with rampant poverty, it’s easy to close our eyes, pretend it doesn’t exist; a sort of curtain protects us from truly seeing the destitution that surrounds us. It’s hard to believe over 6 years have passed since the harsh realities of Chaco, Argentina ripped that film from my eyes. … More Chaco: An Obfuscated Experience with Poverty
More than a month after the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) put on its four million dollar show, we can say that CELAC fever has finally subsided. After thirty three heads of state and their delegations met in Costa Rica for the III Summit at the end of January, I wonder: what … More Consensus in Latin America and the Golden Snitch: Which is more elusive?