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  1. statements
    Taylor Swift Mourns Fan Who Died Before Brazil ConcertBrazil’s federal government has reportedly issued a 24-hour deadline for the concert producer to provide information on the tragedy’s circumstances.
  2. tragedy
    Taylor Swift Postpones Rio de Janeiro Concert Due to ‘Extreme Temperatures’“The safety and well-being of my fans, fellow performers, and crew has to and always will come first.”
  3. what we know
    Bolsonaro Supporters Storm Brazil’s Congress, Supreme Court, Presidential PalaceA huge far-right mob invaded and ransacked the buildings in a historic attack on the country’s democracy.
  4. world cup
    The Best Team in the World Is Out of the World CupAnother devastating quarterfinals defeat for Brazil.
  5. foreign interests
    Bolsonaro BlinksHe did not concede on Tuesday but offered no path to the coup that many had feared.
  6. foreign interests
    Brazil’s Democracy Is on the Brink and the BallotEven if former president Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva’s coalition can defeat Jair Bolsonaro, the would-be authoritarian is unlikely to go quietly.
  7. movie review
    Can a Movie Be Too Prescient?Though it was shot in 2019, The Pink Cloud turns out to be unnervingly accurate in portraying how life has changed.
  8. covid-19
    Despite Bolsonaro, Brazil Has Barely Any Anti-VaxxersFar more of the population is getting their shots than in the U.S.
  9. brazil
    Bolsonaro Accused of Crimes Against Humanity Over COVID ResponseA report conducted by a Brazilian Senate panel found that Bolsonaro’s pandemic response was criminally negligent.
  10. cinemateca brasileira
    The Heart of Brazil’s Film Community Is on FireDisaster and government negligence are threatening to engulf South America’s largest collection of moving images.
  11. coronavirus news
    Pfizer Vaccine Neutralizes Brazil COVID-19 Variant: StudyA lab study suggests the two-shot regimen can protect people against the more contagious coronavirus variant spreading rapidly in Brazil.
  12. coronavirus
    What We Know About the New P.1 Strain of the CoronavirusThe new variant, detected amid a horrifying resurgence of COVID cases in Manaus, Brazil, has alarmed scientists around the world.
  13. ecological disasters
    The Fires in Brazil Are Just As Bad This YearHuge swaths of the Amazon continue to burn.
  14. coronavirus
    Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive for the CoronavirusAfter months of downplaying its seriousness, the far-right leader has contracted the coronavirus.
  15. coronavirus
    Bolsonaro’s War on the War on the CoronavirusBrazil’s president has fired his health minister for taking strong measures against the coronavirus — and getting popular while doing so.
  16. coronavirus
    Brazil’s Kleber Mendonça Filho Is Escaping From Dystopia Into Older FilmsThe Bacurau filmmaker understands why people see our current crisis in his latest movie, but personally, he’d prefer to be watching Lubitsch.
  17. coronavirus
    Brazilian Official Who Had Dinner With Trump Tests Positive for CoronavirusTrump said he is “not concerned” about his contact with Fabio Wajngarten, communications secretary for Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro.
  18. international women’s day
    Thousands of Women Marched for International Women’s DayOn Sunday, women around the world took to the streets to protest femicide, fascism, and discriminatory labor practices.
  19. clips
    Watch an Exclusive Clip From the Award-Winning Brazilian Western BacurauCheck out this two-minute clip, and then read absolutely nothing else about the movie before you see it.
  20. brazil
    Brazil Charges Journalist Glenn Greenwald With Cyber CrimesThe founder of the Intercept is accused of colluding with hackers.
  21. international affairs
    Brazilian President Starts Feud With Pussy Posse FounderAll because of the Amazon rain forest.
  22. the potterverse
    Fantastic Beasts Takes ‘Come to Brazil’ Twitter Literally, Sets Next Film in RioThe whole cast is returning.
  23. half-baked ideas
    No, Jeff Bezos Really Shouldn’t Buy the AmazonUnpacking a misguided viral business proposal.
  24. environment
    6 Ways to Help Fight the Amazon Rain Forest FiresDonate to organizations, support climate activism, and cut back on beef.
  25. foreign affairs
    Bolsonaro Wants Macron Apology Before Accepting Help Fighting Amazon FiresThe demand comes after Macron lashed out at Bolsonaro, who pretty much called the French President’s wife ugly.
  26. amazon fires
    How Much of the Amazon Has Burned?We’ve already lost 17 percent of the Amazon rain forest over the last 50 years.
  27. life after warming
    The Glimmer of a Climate New World OrderUntil the G-7, the nations of the world had never before chosen to punish bad behavior on climate change. That may not change all that much — yet.
  28. climate change
    The Amazon Rainforest Is on FireVast stretches of the Amazon are burning and humans are to blame.
  29. masters of disguise
    Nothing to See Here, Just a Typical Teen Girl Strolling Out of PrisonA Brazilian gang leader tried to escape jail by dressing up as his 19-year-old daughter. It … did not work.
  30. obits
    Bossa Nova Legend João Gilberto Has DiedHe was 88.
  31. film
    Revisiting Brazil’s Dizzying Fall Into Far-Right RuleNetflix’s The Edge of Democracy offers an intimate look at living through profound political changes that once seemed ridiculously impossible.
  32. apologies
    Vogue Brazil’s Fashion Director Resigns After Throwing Party That Evoked SlaveryDonata Meirelles apologized for the party, which critics said had a “slave and master” theme.
  33. life after warming
    Could One Man Single-Handedly Ruin the Planet?Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro isn’t just a threat to Brazilian democracy. His war on the Amazon rainforest endangers the world.
  34. the national interest
    Conservatives Admire Brazil’s Strongman and Compare Him to Trump. Gulp.Is Jair Bolsonaro a preview of America’s future?
  35. global politics
    Bolsonaro’s Victory in Brazil Should Feel Worryingly Familiar to AmericansThe rise of Brazil’s Trumpian president-elect is more extreme reflection of our own politics — and a cautionary tale for the U.S.
  36. global tech
    WhatsApp Says It’s Too Late to Stop Far-Right Fake News in BrazilFake news stories spread like wildfire on messaging service WhatsApp — and there’s no easy way to stop it.
  37. brazil
    Brazil’s Trump Cruises to Win in First Round of Presidential ElectionsJair Bolsonaro, a far-right firebrand, faces a runoff on October 28.
  38. crime
    Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro, ‘Brazil’s Donald Trump,’ Is StabbedThe wound “was superficial and he is well,” Bolsonaro’s son said in a tweet.
  39. domestic violence
    Horrific Video of Man Beating His Wife Goes Viral in BrazilFootage of the gruesome moments before and after Tatiane Spitzner fell to her death have sparked a nationwide movement.
  40. explainers
    How Brazil Went From Neoliberal Success Story to Political Chaos in 10 YearsAnd what that tells us about Robert Mueller and Donald Trump.
  41. Did You Catch the Brazil Reference in The Last Jedi?Bureaucracy calls, even in a galaxy far, far away.
  42. Hanging in the Babylonests With Hélio OiticicaPre-Instagram pretty boys lounge.
  43. bad vibes
    Brazil’s President Moved Out of the Presidential Palace Because of ‘Ghosts’Bad vibes, man.
  44. climate change
    Bad Weather Now Set on Ruining Even Cheap CoffeeProblems with rain in Brazil and Vietnam are raising the price of robusta beans used in instant coffee.
  45. High Numbers of Brazilian Women Are Avoiding Pregnancy Due to Zika FearsA new study confirms that it’s a social trend.
  46. the chain gang
    The Most Popular Restaurant in the Olympic Village Is … McDonald’sAthletes say the line has stretched farther than a football field.
  47. The Worst Predictions About Rio Haven’t Come TrueThe “disaster” Olympics that weren’t.
  48. Brazil Lawmakers Vote to Put Suspended President Dilma Rousseff on TrialBrazil’s political crisis enters its semifinal heat.
  49. aww
    Cerullo’s Girlfriend Proposed at the OlympicsWe’re not crying — you’re crying.
  50. 2016 olympics
    Gisele Bündchen Wins Gold in the Long-Distance CatwalkShe does it well, but …
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