Stories about Brazil from November, 2020
During the Cold War, Latin American intellectuals found solace in communist Prague
After World War II, Latin America had authoritarian, US-backed anti-communist governments. Facing repression at home, writers found refuge in communist Prague, in a story little-known in today's Czech Republic.
Proposed tax on books in Brazil may disadvantage readers in poorer neighbourhoods
The Brazilian government is considering a 12 percent tax on literary works. Cultural initiatives warn that the proposal risks widening existing inequalities in access to reading.
Four ways Brazilians turned to social media to question racism and corruption
With millions of tweets, Brazilians have a mixed impact on politics but show fervor for transparency, equality and anti-racism.
Brazilian food delivery drivers strike against employers, citing poor working conditions
Brazilian delivery drivers have been protesting about their working conditions. The COVID-19 crisis, fall in income, and the lack of support from apps are among the main problems facing them.