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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

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.
RICARDO STUCKERT/INSTITUTO LULA
Leo Sakamoto speaks to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the former president and favourite to beat Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s 2022...
Leo Sakamoto fears a drought as Brazil’s long-brewing water crisis hits home.
From slavery to mass deforestation, Leonardo Sakamoto highlights the devastating impact of cattle ranching in Brazil.
Playground for the rich: Brazil now has 20 more billionaires than last year, up from 45 to 65. Credit: Alobos Life/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Leonardo Sakamoto on hideous wealth and – and poverty.
Credit: Lula Marques/Agência PT/Partido dos Trabalhadores/Flickr
After a court annulled all the sentences against him, Brazil’s ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is back in the running...
A 'Women United Against Bolsonaro' solidarity demonstration in London, 2018. Credit: Esdras Beleza/Flickr
While Argentina wins abortion rights, in Brazil even a pregnant 10-year-old is threatened and coerced to give birth, writes...
Bolsonaro’s desperate pledges to Trumpism have not paid off, argues Leonardo Sakamoto. 

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