The Economist stories

“The biggest obstacle to saving rainforests is lawlessness,” The Economist, February 27, 2023

“Alleged fraud at a Brazilian retailer sparks a corporate reckoning,” The Economist, February 9, 2023

“A copycat insurrection in Brazil and its troubling aftermath,” The Economist, January 12, 2023

“Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro mount an insurrection in Brazil,” The Economist, January 9, 2023

“Lula’s second term as Brazil’s president will be difficult,” The Economist, November 18, 2022

“Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will oversee a more divided Brazil,” The Economist, November 3, 2022

“Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be Brazil’s next president,” The Economist, October 31, 2022

“Brazil’s election is tight. That can be seen most clearly in Minas Gerais, the bellwether state”, The Economist, October 29, 2022

“Brazil’s presidential election will go to a run-off,” The Economist, October 3, 2022

“How Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva would govern Brazil: Transcript,” The Economist, September 30, 2022

“Are Brazil’s pollsters right about the presidential election,” The Economist, September 29, 2022

“How close is the race between Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva?” The Economist poll-tracker, September and October 2022

“How left-wing on economics is Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva? An interview with the frontrunner to be Brazil’s next president,” The Economist, September 19, 2022

“Jair Bolsonaro is poised to lose the Brazilian election. He will not go quietly,” The Economist (cover), September 8, 2022

“Brazil’s president, lagging in the polls, turns to God and cash,” The Economist, August 25, 2022

“The lithium curse: why Bolivia has failed to turn minerals into gold,” The Economist’s 1843 Magazine, May 30, 2022

“What a rare word for sex reveals about Brazilian Portuguese,” The Economist, January 29, 2022

“Video games involving politicians have gone viral in Brazil,” The Economist, January 8, 2022

“How Bolivian lithium could help fight climate change,” The Economist, December 6, 2021

“Brazil wants more from COP26 than it is willing to give,” The Economist, November 6, 2021

“Some of Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters are turning against him,” The Economist, October 2, 2021

“El Salvador’s bitcoin bro president is beloved and dangerous,” The Economist, September 11, 2021

“Brazil is running out of time for economic reforms,” The Economist, September 5, 2021

“Bolivia has thousands of dinosaur footprints, but few bones,” The Economist, August 28, 2021

“Rio de Janeiro asks why cops kill so many black people,” The Economist, August 14, 2021

“Is Evo Morales staging a comeback in Bolivia?” The Economist, August 7, 2021

“A town in Brazil has vaccinated nearly everyone against covid-19,” The Economist, June 12, 2021

“Brazil’s dismal decade,” special report on Brazil, The Economist (cover), June 5, 2021

“Jair Bolsonaro is not the only reason his country is in a ditch,” The Economist (cover leader), June 5, 2021

“Brazil: The captain and his country,” The Economist, special report on Brazil, June 5, 2021

“The economy: A dream deferred,” The Economist, special report on Brazil, June 5, 2021

“Corruption and crime: Sliding back,” The Economist, special report on Brazil, June 5, 2021

“The Amazon: Money trees,” The Economist, special report on Brazil, June 5, 2021

“Politics: In need of reform,” The Economist, special report on Brazil, June 5, 2021

“Evangelicals: Of bibles and ballots,” The Economist, special report on Brazil, June 5, 2021

“The prospects: Time to go,” The Economist, special report on Brazil, June 5, 2021

“Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is under siege,” The Economist, May 29, 2021

“The price of progress in Peru,” The Economist, April 3, 2021

“Joe Biden and Jair Bolsonaro square off over the Amazon,” The Economist, March 20, 2021

“Lula, a former president of Brazil, could run again in 2022,” The Economist, March 13, 2021

“Anger in Paraguay about corrupt profiteering from the pandemic,” The Economist, March 11, 2021

“Why the sacking of Petrobras’s boss spooked markets,” The Economist, February 27, 2021

“An astonishing documentary follows a young, gay sicario in prison,” The Economist, February 4, 2021

“The wind power boom set off a scramble for balsa wood in Ecuador,” The Economist, January 30, 2021

“A Brazilian city thought it had herd immunity. It was wrong,” The Economist, January 23, 2021

“Joining the fray: First-time investors are flooding Brazil’s stockmarket,” The Economist, January 16, 2021

“Driven away: Why Ford is leaving Brazil,” The Economist, January 16, 2021

“Awaiting their fate: Brazil faces hard spending choices in 2021,” The Economist, December 19, 2020

“Fall-out from covid-19 will swell the ranks of the global poor,” The World in 2021, November 17, 2020

“Neither plagues nor scandals will topple Brazil’s populist president,” The World in 2021, November 17, 2020

“How e-commerce works in the Amazon rainforest,” The Economist, November 5, 2020

“Thousands of Brazilian politicians are changing racial identities,” The Economist, October 31, 2020

“Bello: Don’t mess up Bolivia’s miracle,” The Economist, October 24, 2020

“Fresh elections, and perhaps a fresh start, for Bolivia,” The Economist, October 15, 2020

“Born in Los Angeles, MS-13 came to terrorise El Salvador,” September 26, 2020

“Abandoned in the Amazon: how indigenous Brazilians fought covid-19,” The Economist’s 1843 Magazine, September 25, 2020

“The pandemic further weakens Latin America’s underperforming schools,” The Economist, September 12, 2020

“How to reduce the mental trauma of covid-19,” The Economist, August 29, 2020

“Covid-19 is causing a new form of collective trauma,” The Economist, August 29, 2020

“Protests and the pandemic bring chaos to Bolivia,” The Economist, August 15, 2020

“A religious challenge to no contact with isolated indigenous groups,” The Economist, July 11, 2020

“Brazil restarts the beautiful game (messily),” The Economist, June 27, 2020

“How big beef and soya firms can stop deforestation,” The Economist, June 11, 2020

“Brazil’s losing battle against covid-19,” The Economist, May 28, 2020

“Bolivia needs an election, but covid-19 makes that hard,” The Economist, May 16, 2020

“Jair Bolsonaro’s dangerous divorce,” The Economist, April 30, 2020

“Brazil’s beloved telenovelas have sputtered to a halt,” The Economist, April 18, 2020

“Brazil’s president fiddles as a pandemic looms,” The Economist, March 26, 2020

“Brazilians dominate surfing (for now),” The Economist, March 5, 2020

“A beer company tries to keep Brazilian Carnival revellers dry,” The Economist, February 27, 2020

“Bolsa Família, Brazil’s admired anti-poverty programme, is flailing,” The Economist, January 31, 2020

“The current calm in Bolivia is fragile,” The Economist, January 25, 2020

“Brazilian prosecutors go after Glenn Greenwald, an American journalist,” The Economist, January 25, 2020

“Jair Bolsonaro’s contentious first year in office,” The Economist, January 4, 2020

“The strange passivity of Jair Bolsonaro,” The Economist, November 23, 2019

“Evo Morales leaves Bolivia dangerously divided,” The Economist, November 14, 2019

“Bolivia in chaos after Evo Morales quits,” The Economist, November 11, 2019

“Evo Morales faces a long insurrection,” The Economist, November 7, 2019

“Bolivia’s baffling ballot count,” The Economist, October 24, 2019

“Power in the Catholic church is shifting south and exposing divisions,” The Economist, October 24, 2019

“Bolivia’s Evo Morales faces his toughest re-election battle yet,” The Economist, October 17, 2019

“Millions of refugees from Venezuela are straining neighbours’ hospitality,” The Economist, September 12, 2019

“A secret hydropower deal with Brazil causes a political crisis in Paraguay,” The Economist, August 22, 2019

“One Brazilian state stands out as a model of efficiency,” The Economist, August 10, 2019

“The Amazon is approaching an irreversible tipping point,” The Economist (cover), August 1, 2019

“Jair Bolsonaro has given up on his anti-graft crusade,” The Economist, July 25, 2019

“Rio is a riot in the early hours,” The Economist’s 1843 Magazine (photo essay), July 4, 2019

“Despite turmoil, Brazil is starting to fix its pensions system,” The Economist, June 22, 2019

“El Salvador stops honouring the leader of the El Mozote massacre,” The Economist, June 8, 2019

“A new census shows how a Brazilian favela really works,” The Economist, May 30, 2019

“Jair Bolsonaro will not defeat crime in Brazil by tolerating militias,” The Economist, May 30, 2019

“Mafias of rogue police officers are terrorising Rio,” The Economist, May 30, 2019

“For some in Brazil, commemorating slavery is vital. Others are wary,” The Economist, May 23, 2019

“Guns from the United States are flooding Latin America,” The Economist, May 23, 2019

“Female MCs are changing Brazilian funk music,” The Economist, May 2, 2019

“Brazil’s biggest anti-corruption investigation is at a turning point,” The Economist, April 11, 2019

“Why is Jair Bolsonaro commemorating a coup that happened 55 years ago?”, The Economist, April 5, 2019

“Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s president, is a master of social media,” The Economist, March 14, 2019

“Jair Bolsonaro tackles Brazil’s pensions problem,” The Economist, February 21, 2019

“A congressional win for Jair Bolsonaro,” The Economist, February 7, 2019

“Brazil’s worst ever dam disaster follows years of regulatory capture,” The Economist, January 31, 2019

“Jair Bolsonaro wants Brazilians to have more guns,” The Economist, January 24, 2019

“What to make of Brazil’s new firebrand president, Jair Bolsonaro,” The Economist, January 3, 2019

Jair Bolsonaro must tackle Brazil’s soaring pensions spending,” The Economist, December 13, 2018

“Are Brazilians prepared for Jair Bolsonaro’s radicalism?” The Economist, November 1, 2018

“Jair Bolsonaro will be Brazil’s next president,” The Economist, October 29, 2018

“Haddad’s uphill struggle,” The Economist, October 20, 2018

“Jair Bolsonaro is poised to win Brazil’s presidency,” The Economist, October 13, 2018

“A right-wing populist is poised to become Brazil’s next president,” The Economist, October 8, 2018

“Brazil’s voters worry about the integrity of their elections,” The Economist, October 5, 2018

“A scary election in Brazil,” The Economist (cover), September 20, 2018

“Why I rented a husband in Brazil,” The Economist’s 1843 Magazine, October/November 2018

“Jair Bolsonaro is stabbed at a rally,” The Economist, September 8, 2018

“The fire that destroyed Rio’s museum was waiting to happen,” The Economist, September 6, 2018

“A rude reception awaits many Venezuelans fleeing their country,” The Economist, August 25, 2018

“High suspense in Brazil’s general election,” The Economist, August 9, 2018

“Judges issue contradictory rulings on freeing Brazil’s former president,” The Economist, July 21, 2018

“Latin America’s new media are growing up,” The Economist, July 14, 2018

“The murky future of two Latin American oil giants,” The Economist, June 14, 2018

“How a strike by lorry drivers will shape Brazil’s election,” The Economist, June 9, 2018

“Brazil reinstates fuel subsidies after a disruptive lorry strike,” The Economist, May 31, 2018

“What does CICIG do?” The Economist, May 18, 2018

“The threat to Central America’s prosecutors,” The Economist, May 10, 2018

“A corruption spat in Russia endangers crime-fighters in Central America,” The Economist, April 28, 2018

“Refugees need not be a burden, if they are allowed to work,” The Economist, April 21, 2018

“European countries should make it easier for refugees to work,” The Economist, April 21, 2018

“Salvation: Can Religion Solve El Salvador’s Gang Problem?,” The Economist’s 1843 Magazine, April/May 2018

“Shining light on Latin America’s homicide epidemic,” The Economist (cover), April 5, 2018

“How to cut the murder rate,” The Economist, April 5, 2018

“El Salvador’s Rising Political Star,” The Economist, March 10, 2018

“Argentina’s gamble on economic gradualism is working, so far,” The Economist, January 18, 2018

“Is Honduras’s ruling party planning to rig an election?” The Economist, November 25, 2017

“Dark tourism spooks its way into the mainstream,” The Economist, October 31, 2017

Bello: Murderous Latin American police need to start policing themselves,” The Economist, October 26, 2017

“The story of Puerto Rico’s power grid is the story of Puerto Rico,” The Economist, October 19, 2017

“A real catastrophe: Riding around Puerto Rico with a truck driver,” The Economist, October 5, 2017

“Venezuela’s war on cuteness,” The Economist, September 21, 2017

“Streaming has pushed Latin music into the mainstream,” The Economist, September 21, 2017

“Paradise lost: How Hurricane Irma will change the Caribbean,” The Economist, September 14, 2017

“Guatemala’s comedian president fights the corruption fighters,” The Economist, August 31, 2017

“Traducing El Salvador’s Truce,” The Economist, August 26, 2017

“Honduras Experiments with Charter Cities,” The Economist, August 12, 2017

“Deaths foretold,” The Economist, March 16, 2017

“Unhappy anniversary,” The Economist, January 21, 2017

“Miscarriage of justice,” The Economist, December 3, 2016

“Home alone,” The Economist, August 4, 2016

“Reconsidering the price of peace,” The Economist, July 21, 2016

“Bad apples everywhere,” The Economist, June 11, 2016

“The gangs that cost 16% of GDP,” The Economist, May 21, 2016

“Digging for Justice,” The Economist, January 2, 2016

Contributed reporting or research

“Saving the rainforests would be a bargain,” The Economist, March 2, 2023

“What Brazil’s 19th-century rubber boom could teach today’s oil drillers,” The Economist, December 20, 2022

“Lula will be Brazil’s next president. Now for the hard part,” The Economist, November 3, 2022

“To win Brazil’s presidency, Lula should move to the centre,” The Economist, October 4, 2022

“Win or lose, Jair Bolsonaro poses a threat to Brazilian democracy,” The Economist (cover leader), September 6, 2022

“A hit Brazilian telenovela is updated for a different age,” The Economist, September 6, 2022

“If the world loves forests, it should put a price on their carbon,” The Economist, November 6, 2021

“Latin America’s economies have an opportunity to grow,” The Economist, October 16, 2021

“Nayib Bukele is wrecking democracy in El Salvador,” The Economist, September 11, 2021

“The pandemic made the world realise the importance of human contact,” The Economist, February 20, 2021

“Waiting for whiplash: Joe Biden will shift gears in Latin America,” The Economist, January 16, 2021

“Vaccinating the world: the great task,” The Economist, January 7, 2021

“Covid-19 has posed new challenges to the world’s waste-pickers,” The Economist, December 19, 2020

“The pandemic has prompted questions about high stakes exams,” The Economist, November 25, 2020

“Covid-19 has shone a light on racial disparities in health,” The Economist, November 21, 2020

“What the world wants from Joe Biden,” The Economist, November 14, 2020

“The killing of George Floyd has sparked global soul-searching,” The Economist, June 11, 2020

“A study names firms who buy products from areas with deforestation,” The Economist, June 11, 2020

“Covid nostra: The pandemic is creating new opportunities for organised crime,” The Economist, May 16, 2020

“Emerging markets launch QE, too,” The Economist, May 10, 2020

“Prisons world-wide risk becoming incubators of covid-19,” The Economist, April 20, 2020

“Latin America’s health systems brace for a battering,” The Economist, April 11, 2020

“The coronavirus pandemic has exposed fissures within religions,” The Economist, April 11, 2020

“Governments are spending big to keep the world economy from getting dangerously sick,” The Economist, March 19, 2020

“Pope Francis balks at a protest to ordain married men in Amazonia,” The Economist, February 12, 2020

“A year of Jair Bolsonaro,” The Economist, January 4, 2020

“The global drugs trade shifts to west Africa,” The Economist, November 23, 2019

“Deathwatch for the Amazon,” The Economist (cover leader), August 1, 2019

“Baby Amazons take on their American role model,” The Economist, August 3, 2019

“Latin America’s state-run oil giants are struggling,” The Economist, July 13, 2019

“How the pursuit of leisure drives internet use,” The Economist, June 8, 2019

“Jair Bolsonaro, Latin America’s latest menace,” The Economist (cover leader), September 20, 2018

“People say they hate traffic jams, but are oddly tolerant of them,” The Economist, September 6, 2018

“The danger posed by Jair Bolsonaro,” The Economist, August 11, 2018

“Brazil’s banks, profitable whatever the economic weather,” The Economist, August 2, 2018

“In some countries, killer cops are celebrated,” The Economist, March 8, 2018

“Latin America needs an infrastructure update,” The Economist, March 8, 2018

“What the data say about the integrity of Honduras’s election,” The Economist, December 9, 2017

“Honduras’s disputed election provokes a crisis,” The Economist, November 30, 2017

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