March 14, 2016 - Christopher Sabatini

March 14, 2016
Christopher Sabatini

It’s a whistleblower, on a great national scale.  That what Brazilian journalist Eliane Brum said about Aedes Aegypti the mosquito behind the outbreak of zika virus.  Even beyond the frightening effects the mosquito’s bites have been having on Brazilian women and children, Brum says, the insect, and the disease it has brought with it, are themselves a wailing alarm for a for a nation which is politically, economically, socially and medically burning itself down.

Christopher Sabatini, the editor of and a lecturer at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University sorts out the Brazilian political disaster.


Reading Room

“The Rot At The Heart Of The Brazilian Economy” Foreign Policy

“The Sad Death Of The Latin American Left” Foreign Policy

“‘Never Seen It So Bad’: Violence And Impunity In Brazil’s Amazon” The Guardian

“The Zika Virus Mosquito Is Unmasking Brazil’s Inequality And Indifference” The Guardian

“China’s Big Bet On Latin America Is Going Bust” CNN Money

“Brazil Senate May Vote To Cut Petrobras Subsalt Preference On Wednesday” Yahoo! Finance

“Brazil: Minimum Oil Price Calculation Criteria To Remain Unchanged” Mondaq

“Brazil: Federal Supreme Court Ruled Constitutional The Collection Of IOF On The Transfer Of Shares Of Public Companies” Mondaq

“Brazil Real Leads World Declines Amid Renewed Political Tension” Bloomberg Business

“The Chinese Slowdown And Its Effect On The Euro” Yahoo! Finance

“Shortage Of Caribbean Storage Forces Some Crude Sales At Loss” Yahoo! Finance



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