This is the corner of piauí’s website where you can read a selection of articles translated into English – on topics both Brazilian and international – and get a sense for the magazine’s style and voice. Updated periodically.


in English

Right flank, march

With an eye on the presidency, Jair Bolsonaro is bringing ultraconservatism to the electoral playing field

Consuelo Dieguez

The guarantor

The rise and controversies of the economist Paulo Guedes, the ultraliberal who has entered into a marriage of convenience with Jair Bolsonaro

Malu Gaspar

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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

Risk contract

How Vale signed a deal to bear all the costs of an obscure multi-billion-dollar mining project in Guinea

The favela and its moment

UPPs and infrastructure investments seem to be the last nail in the coffin for the old sweeping favela-removal projects. While so often seen as problems with no solution, favelas can become part of the solution to the city's problems

After the 4-0

Santos’ defeat by Barcelona, besides being traumatic, is a watershed; it explains the crisis of Brazilian football and the poverty of our current football culture

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