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Leonardo Sakamoto

Leonardo Sakamoto is a journalist, political scientist, director of Repórter Brasil and UN adviser.

Leonardo Sakamoto is known as @blogdosakamoto on Twitter

Articles by Leonardo Sakamoto

Wood logs are seen in a deforested area close to Porto Velho, in the northwestern Brazilian state of Rondônia, on 7 August 2020. Bruno Kelly/Amazônia Real via Wikimedia Commons
Brazil wants to be a beacon in the fight against global warming, Leonardo Sakamoto writes. Its powerful agribusiness lobby has a...
Supporters of Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro are detained during a demonstration against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, outside Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Leonardo Sakamoto on Jair Bolsonaro’s not-so-triumphant return, as he faces a slew of lawsuits over alleged election meddling in...
Flying the flag in Brazil's National Congress.  Antonio Cruz/ABr
Leonardo Sakamoto reports on trans champions in Brazil's parliament.
Morro do Ouro Gold Mine, Paracatu, Brazil. SkyTruth/Flickr
Leonardo Sakamoto on Lula's efforts to give Brazil's Indigenous Yanomami communities a reprieve. 
Flickr: Jeso Carneiro
Leonardo Sakamoto on Brazil’s vote-buying scandals.
A person draped in the Brazilian flag during a demonstration. They stand with their back to the camera and wear a blue baseball cap.
Authoritarians have been embraced in a country where public opinion is in favour of democracy. Leonardo Sakamoto argues for...
Jair Bolsonaro holds his hand up, pointing. He wears a blue shirt and a black glove. He is above a crowd of people holding up hands or their mobile phones to take photos.
With an election looming, Jair Bolsonaro has set an economic timebomb for Brazil, writes Leonardo Sakamoto.
Leonardo Sakamoto on the journalists the Brazilian establishment loves to hate.
Leonardo Sakamoto on his country's lethal pattern of racism.
Leo Sakamoto laments the dawn of the climate era – and worries for the fate of the most vulnerable.
The Brazilian president's pandemic policies ranged from discouraging social distancing to opposing the use of masks and promoting drugs like chloroquine which are useless in treating the disease. Palácio do Planalto/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Leonardo Sakamoto tracks the scandalous rise of hunger in Brazil.
Leo Sakamoto speaks to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the former president and favourite to beat Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s 2022...

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