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This global wave of fascism was decades in the making

This global wave of fascism was decades in the making

The election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil has marked a new stage in recent years' rock-slide towards fascism.

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.

Brazilians would be protesting against the Cup -- but there's soccer to watch

Brazilians would be protesting against the Cup -- but there's soccer to watch

When Brazilians watch soccer, they are not individuals watching sport. They are a heaving, unified glorious mass with a single mind -- and who can protest when that sort of thing is going on? Crikey's man on the ground Django Merope Synge reports from Rio.

Viva Rio! A field guide to recognising the tourists of the Cup

Viva Rio! A field guide to recognising the tourists of the Cup

The sunburnt, drunk tourists of the World Cup are having the time of their lives. But they're certainly not seeing the real Brazil. Freelance writer Django Merope Synge reports from Rio.

In Cuiaba, Australia's field of dreams, they're sick of the Cup already

In Cuiaba, Australia's field of dreams, they're sick of the Cup already

The World Cup starts in just a few months. But Dan Moss, an Australian freelance journalist in Cuiaba, says Brazil is nowhere near ready to host the showcase of the world game.