Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro

Big Man politics 2.0

Column
Jan Blommaert
22/11/2018
5 minutes to read

Big Man politics used to be an exotic and marginal phenomenon, but algoritmic populists such as Bolsonaro, Trump, Orbán and others made it one of the dominant formats of 21st century power.

This Brazilian newspaper decided to stop posting on Facebook

Column
Gabriela de la Vega
01/11/2018
4 minutes to read

Folha de Sao Paulo decides to stop posting on Facebook after the guideline change in order to stop the proliferation of fake news, but is this decision really what is best for the country's fragile democratic situation?

When the law comes out of the barrel of the gun (Graham Denyer Willis)

Review
Paul Mutsaers
26/10/2016
5 minutes to read

The book is a product of intense ethnographic labor that took place in São Paulo, that Brazilian megacity where crime and violence run rampant and where routinized killing takes place involving police and an organized crime groups