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The Life and Death of a Defiant Voice

The last moments of Marielle Franco, the socialist city councilor executed in the streets of a Rio de Janeiro under military control

José Roberto de Toledo

Stranded in Rocinha

No entrance exams for the students held hostage by Rio’s drug trafficking

Tiago Coelho


Growing up in the town that became a byword for hate

Flora Thomson-Deveaux


A note on the Calabouço

The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas and slave prisons in 19th-century Rio de Janeiro

A stage for Garrincha

A Brazilian hero goes through Robert Wilson’s assembly line

The wave

Reconstructing the tragedy at Mariana, the largest environmental disaster in Brazilian history

The hundred years’ war

Why Brazil can’t manage to defeat Aedes aegypti

The oil is theirs*

The story of the multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against Petrobras in the United States

Looking for Leff

How an American economist offered an innovative explanation for Brazil’s backwardness – and then disappeared

The Mentor

A ragtag army against deforestation in the Amazon


Rifts in the command of Petrobras have paralyzed the company, engulfed in the most serious crisis in its history, and heightened uncertainties as to the future

Artur has a problem

How a great mathematician is made

The coach

Indifferent to the idea of football as art, Luiz Felipe Scolari embodies the figure of the paternal leader who is both exacting and protective of his players, in the name of victory at any cost

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