The Kids Aren’t Alright

Although Brazil has taken huge strides towards decreasing its staggering illiteracy rates, a dire public education system languishing in 60th place in the world rankings table severely lags behind that of its western counterparts. Simultaneously, such failings also have a direct effect on crime, inequality and the country’s overall growth and productivity.   While it … Continue reading The Kids Aren’t Alright


Just the Beginning?

In the aftermath of a failed economic boom and far-reaching corruption scandals affecting state oil giant Petrobras among other enterprises , a cash-strapped Brazil unable to pay its police officers and guards in some states is losing grip of its streets and penitentiaries. Simultaneously, merciless drugs gangs once in cahoots have chosen to break a … Continue reading Just the Beginning?