LSE alumnae nominated for Academy Award

On 13 January, The Edge of Democracy, a film directed and produced by two LSE alumni, was nominated Best Documentary at the 92nd Academy Awards. Director Petra Costa did her masters in Psychological & Behavioural Science at LSE in 2008,…

Crossing the Globe #3: Indigenous People

This week we’re speaking about indigenous people in different countries and cultures. We hear thoughts from Julia Bussab Fonseca about the sinister side of development which harms Brazil’s indigenous groups, Ronald Kim about Australia Day’s controversies and the different regional perspectives and Benji Flacks about his positive memories celebrating Maori culture and…

Can a free a Lula stop Brazilian fascism?

(Written by LSE Alumnus Pedro Llullier Rosa) After 580 days of being a political prisoner in a federal precinct in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was released on the late afternoon of…

Brazil: From Reform to Recovery?

Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles talks about his administration’s attempts to get the economy back on track Once the word on the lips of every economist and investor, Brazil has faced a dramatic slowdown in its economic fortunes over the past two…

Prison Riots: Brazil’s Penal System On Trial

“We are all in hell. There is no solution, because we do not even know the problem.” These chilling words are those of Marcola, leader of the First Capital Command (PCC), Brazil’s most infamous drug gang. They were given in…

CHIZIL: An Emerging Global Force

By Taryana Odayar. Brazilian Minister of Strategic Affairs Marcelo Neri was optimistic about the direction of socio-economic policy decisions in Brazil, as he delivered a public lecture here at the LSE which was organized by the LSE Brazilian Society. Minister…