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The Amazon is on fire. What can the world do?

The Amazon is on fire. What can the world do?

The G7's aid offering was never going to work in Brazil ⁠— a place where national pride and claims about lost sovereignty are political dynamite.

How bad reporting on environmental crises is setting us up for bad politics

How bad reporting on environmental crises is setting us up for bad politics

The 'incorrect apocalypticism' of reporting on environmental crises — such as that seen in the Amazon — is a mirror of denialism. It's designed to get clicks and feeds anti-democratic politics.

Brazil’s fascist president fails to deliver on far-right reforms

Brazil’s fascist president fails to deliver on far-right reforms

After six months of government, Jair Bolsonaro has little to nothing positive to show.

Large-scale fascist violence will make it to Australia soon enough

Large-scale fascist violence will make it to Australia soon enough

The process of developing a fascist movement in Australia has been delayed only by Pauline Hanson's inability. But it will come.

Nine maps that help explain why a ‘neo-fascist’ could become president of Brazil

Nine maps that help explain why a ‘neo-fascist’ could become president of Brazil

Far-right candidate Bolsonaro remains a firm favourite for victory in the second round of voting in the Brazilian presidential elections. How did this happen?

Lula da Silva’s fate is the end product of choosing reform over revolt

Lula da Silva’s fate is the end product of choosing reform over revolt

The co-ordinated right wing attacks against Brazil's Lula is a canary in the coal mine for the rest of the developing world.

Business bites: Aussie dollar highs … corruption inquiry bites … guns superfly …

Business bites: Aussie dollar highs … corruption inquiry bites … guns superfly …

Smith & Wesson is having a banner year, showing that there is lots of money to be made in fear. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: economy struts … rate cut? … Brazil’s rut …

Business bites: economy struts … rate cut? … Brazil’s rut …

What happened to all the doom and gloom? And other business tidbits of the day.

Brazil smirks at World Cup result — before hangover sets in

Brazil smirks at World Cup result — before hangover sets in

As the tourists head to the airport,a chastened Brazil is left to pick up the pieces. Freelance writer Django Merope Synge reports from Rio.

Brazil loses the Cup, loses hope, loses everything

Brazil loses the Cup, loses hope, loses everything

It's a very bleak day in Brazil, with the country's World Cup hopes smashed by Germany. Django Merope Synge reports on the mop-up in Rio.