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.
With an eye on the presidency, Jair Bolsonaro is bringing ultraconservatism to the electoral playing fieldConsuelo Dieguez
The rise and controversies of the economist Paulo Guedes, the ultraliberal who has entered into a marriage of convenience with Jair BolsonaroMalu Gaspar
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
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
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
The island laboratory
Three years after a devastating financial collapse, Iceland is held up as a model by European protestors, renowned economists and international organizations. With Europe on the brink of collapse, can we really learn anything from its example?
My pain doesn’t make the papers
In 2008, when I was a photographer for the newspaper O Dia, I went to live undercover in a favela for a report on the drug militias. I was discovered, humiliated, and tortured. I lost my wife, my children, my friends, my house, Rio, the sun, the beach, soccer, everything.
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