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Bolsonaro Leads Brazil Into A Turbulent Future

November 13, 2018

By Felipe Leal Albuquerque  13 November 2018    Nearly two weeks after winning more than 55 percent of the vote, Jair Bolsonaro, the first extreme-right politician elected to the presidency in Brazil, vows to promote sweeping changes. Supported by around 57 million voters, the histrionic former Army captain showcased himself as an outsider while combining … Continue reading “Bolsonaro Leads Brazil Into A Turbulent Future”


Duck and cover: Three survival lessons for Rio’s traffickers

July 31, 2018

By Andrea Varsori Being a criminal in Rio de Janeiro has never been a safe business, but this year it’s more dangerous than ever. On February 16, Brazil’s federal government seized for itself the administration of security in the state of Rio, normally an exclusive domain of the state government. President Michel Temer signed the … Continue reading “Duck and cover: Three survival lessons for Rio’s traffickers”


Peacekeeping in Haiti: a laboratory for pacification in Rio de Janeiro?

May 28, 2015

By Christoph Harig: With contingents of up to 3200 soldiers, over twice the number of the country’s current contribution to the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), the Brazilian Armed Forces are at present occupying large parts of the favela agglomeration Complexo da Maré in Rio de Janeiro. After the mission in Alemão and Penha … Continue reading “Peacekeeping in Haiti: a laboratory for pacification in Rio de Janeiro?”


The paradox of Brazil’s militarised public security

July 11, 2014

By Christoph Harig: Brazilian politicians have promised that the country would inherit lasting improvements from the World Cup. Among the many contested possible legacies, it is almost certain that the Armed Forces further enhanced their capability of performing domestic missions. About 57,000 soldiers took part in the 150,000-strong security force – the largest in the … Continue reading “The paradox of Brazil’s militarised public security”


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