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

decolonial issues

Dinosaur fossil Ubirajara returns to Brazil

How a Brazilian fossil smuggled to a German museum and now returned to Brazil became paleontology’s decolonization mascot

Bernardo Esteves

annals of law

“Clear the books”

What happened when investigators knocked on the door of one of Brazil's largest law firms

Ana Clara Costa

annals of a world gone awry

A note on three presidents, two bombs, and the end of the world  

João Moreira Salles

diplomatic affairs

The Silent Partner

Biden wants distance from Bolsonaro – but also wants Brazil aligned against China

Brian Winter


Criticism with a soul

Alfredo Bosi, his legacy and one last wave

Pedro Meira Monteiro

business in africa

The Billionaire behind the Vale

Who is the Israeli businessman, involved in an international corruption case, trying to drag the Brazilian mining company into it with him?

Consuelo Dieguez

The world without the Amazon

A climate model predicts the effects of turning the forest into cattle pastures: 25% less rain in Brazil and higher temperatures, with “catastrophic” consequences for agriculture and energy production

João Moreira Salles e Bernardo Esteves

Six conclusions about a model of the world without the Amazon

The price that Brazil and the world will pay if the forest continues to be cut down so that livestock can graze

Bernardo Esteves e João Moreira Salles

more stories

A crime of note

How Marcos Matsunaga’s murder fell into the public domain

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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