Gregory Michener

Gregory Michener

Latin America

Can Brazil buck the Latin American trend?

If Brazil is to avoid “cycling downwards” like other Latin American countries, political reform must move forward.

Can Brazil buck the Latin American trend?

Business & Economy

Brazil: Nanny nation

The basis of economic growth that raised Brazil's living standards is now deteriorating, writes Michener.

Brazil: Nanny nation

Latin America

Tax transparency in Brazil legislation

A new transparency law aims to inform Brazilian citizens about how their tax money is being spent.

Tax transparency in Brazil legislation

Latin America

A rupture with Brazil's culture of cordiality

In Brazil cordiality can be a mark of chivalry, but it can also be a foil for a culture in which conflict is avoided.

A rupture with Brazil's culture of cordiality

Politics

Brazil's 'trial of the century'

Thirty-eight defendants are alleged to have laundered money to win votes in Congress.

Brazil's 'trial of the century'

Environment

Brazil's green ambitions

South America's biggest country needs a major overhaul of its transportation and energy systems.

Brazil's green ambitions

Politics

Brazil's great opening?

Although it still has a way to go, Brazil's moves to root out corruption and improve transparency bode well.

Brazil's great opening?