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Leonardo Sakamoto on Brazil’s vote-buying scandals.

Candomblé members dance and sing at a religious festival in Saubara, Brazil, 12 June 2020. THALES ANTÔNIO/ALAMY

From an increase in religious freedom to protection of the Amazon, there are high hopes for Brazil’s returning president....

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...

Photo of Mauricio Ye’kuana, a Brazilian Indigenous leader and Treasurer of the Hutukara Yanomami Association (HAY), who work to protect Yanomami and Ye’kuana communities in the Brazilian Amazon

Indigenous activist Mauricio Ye’kuana speaks on the dangerous fight to protect his people’s land.

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.

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Leonardo Sakamoto on his country's lethal pattern of racism.

In the Amazon rainforest, remote communities descended from enslaved African people, are taking on the palm oil production...

Jair Bolsonaro: viciousness and vulgarity in Brazil. 

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)

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Leonardo Sakamoto tracks the scandalous rise of hunger in Brazil.


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Leo Sakamoto speaks to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the former president and favourite to...

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Leo Sakamoto fears a drought as Brazil’s long-brewing water crisis hits home.

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From slavery to mass deforestation, Leonardo Sakamoto highlights the devastating impact of cattle ranching...

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

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Leonardo Sakamoto on hideous wealth and – and poverty.

Searching for sustenance: In Para State, a man moves his furniture in a cart after struggling to make rent following food price inflation beginning in 2013. Credit Lalo de Almeida/Folhapress/Panos

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A recent study suggests that as many as six in ten Brazilians are struggling to put food on the table, reports ...


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