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Brazilian Democracy with Bolsonaro: How long can Brazil handle it?

August 11, 2020
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In the best-seller, “How Democracies Die,” Steven Levitsky and David Ziblatt analyze how authoritarian leaders are democratically elected and then create tyrannies or authoritarian regimes, killing democracy.

A Democracia Brasileira com Bolsonaro: Até quando o Brasil Suporta

July 31, 2020
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No best seller “Como as Democracias Morrem” Steven Levitisky e David Ziblatt, analisam como líderes autoritários são eleitos livremente e em seguida, criam tiranias ou regimes autoritários, matando a democracia.

Rise in Gang Violence in Fortaleza Brazil

February 18, 2019
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In the North-Eastern coastal region of Brazil, the state of Ceará has experienced a massive surge in violence, particularly gang violence. Gang violence has increased in the region over the past few years in a region that once had much less gang activity as compared to other cities in Brazil. The capital city, Fortaleza, has seen the most extreme rise in violence as it is the closest large port in Brazil to Europe and Africa, and is therefore a target for some of Brazil’s most notorious gangs to secure control over Brazil’s drug trade (Kaiser, 2019).

Bolsonaro triggering gun reform in Brazil

January 23, 2019
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In 2003, Brazil’s Senate passed a Disarmament Statute in response to spiking murder rates that is still in place today.  The statute created a number of laws pertaining to gun ownership, including clauses that call for people interested in applying for a gun to be at least 25 years old, to be free of any criminal history, to have proof that they have a steady job and fixed residence, and to pass a psychological test and pass gun training courses.

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