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The Real-Life Risks of Our Digital World
If we didn’t know already, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the fact that data is the most important...
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Where Humanity’s Future Will Be Decided
The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of how interconnected our fates are
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Disrupting digital harms in Central Asia
Central Asia is the staging ground for a new digital Great Game
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Global Cyber Expertise Magazine
Louise Marie shares below some reflections on the importance of Cyber Portals to CCB and the lessons...
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We Need to Take Action Now to Protect the Amazon Basin
The Council's Robert Muggah offers TEDxSaoPaulo five priorities to disrupt the crime and corruption that...
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Half a million COVID-19 deaths in Brazil, no end in sight
Today on Front Burner, director of the Igarapé Institute in Rio de Janeiro and political analyst Robert...
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Episode 10: Unpacking Jacarezinho: Policing, Race, and Violence in Brazil
On this episode of the Brazil Institute podcast, host Anya Prusa speaks with Ilona Szabó, the co-founder...
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The future of cities in a postpandemic world
Cities around the world are designing reopening plans and imagining postpandemic life
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Colombia’s class war turns hot on the streets of Cali
“Colombia tried to peacefully resolve class conflict with the peace process, which sought to tackle the...
Mongabay’s most popular stories in April 2021
Daniel Pye’s interview with Igarapé Institute co-founder Robert Muggah about his organization’s Ecocrime...
Brazil braces for renewed Covid surge as Bolsonaro faces parliamentary inquiry over pandemic response
Szabo said that while she did not believe the inquiry would have “immediate” ramifications for Bolsonaro...
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After gold miners shoot Yanomani people, Brazil cuts environmental regulation further
Soaring gold prices have resulted in a massive ongoing invasion of the Indigenous reserve by gold miners...
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Rage, Rinse, Repeat – The Futile Cycle of Anger at Rio’s Police
“My daughter will never want to sleep there again,” the unidentified mother later told journalists, heavy...
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Cali is the cockpit of chaos as Colombia protests threaten to spiral out of control
“Armed civilians fighting against each other is one of the most serious manifestations of the crisis...
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ZEUS: Tracking crime in the Amazon with Igarape's Robert Muggah
As the world pressures Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro to act, Robert Muggah of the Igarape Institute, a think...
Maps can help tell the story of our changing world
Maps are not just informative, they are empowering
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Rio's bloody police campaign
Rio de Janeiro's bloody war on crime continues amidst a deepening COVID-19 crisis
Rio drug raid leaves at least 25 dead, drawing international condemnation
A policeman was among those killed in the early morning raid on Jacarezinho, on Rio’s north side, where...
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Why a green economy is needed to stop Amazon deforestation
This is one of a series of articles written by Young Global Leaders with action-oriented ideas to improve...
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Getting to Zero Deforestation in the Amazon by 2030
The Amazon Basin is fast approaching an irreversible tipping point
Asia rises again
This map shows how economic power moved from east to west over the course of centuries — and then snapped...
Foreign Policy
‘Smart’ Cities Are Surveilled Cities
Cities around the world are getting smarter.
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Jair Bolsonaro wants every Brazilian to have a gun
“I always had the American dream,” says Bernardo Mattos, sitting outside his shooting club in Rio de...
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The lay of the land: how geography shapes national destiny
Last year, Ian Goldin of the University of Oxford and Robert Muggah, a Brazil-based policy analyst, also...
Brazil judge halts parts of Bolsonaro's decrees to relax gun laws
A judge on Brazil's Supreme Federal Court on Monday suspended parts of four decrees issued by President...
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The Geography of Pandemic Effects
The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming virtually every aspect of our lives.
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Exposing organized crime in the Amazon: Q&A with Robert Muggah of the Igarapé Institute
Mongabay caught up with Igarapé Institute co-founder Robert Muggah this week to discuss Ecocrime, a new...
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Mapping our common future
Robert Muggah's book, Terra Incognita, received a positive review in The Lancet.
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro moves to arm base, alarming gun experts
From abroad, she’s urging lawmakers and the country’s Supreme Court to strike down the measures.
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Brazil’s catastrophic management of COVID-19 threatens the entire world
Bolsonaro’s administration is largely responsible for all of this chaos, which has killed 270,000 Brazilians.
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Militias, corruption and Covid: Rio de Janeiro’s deepening crisis
Ilona Szabó de Carvalho points out that while violent crime declined in the city, it increased in the...
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COVID-19 is reconfiguring organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin America and the Caribbean are suffering from the twin epidemics of COVID-19 and organized crime...
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Brazil’s Handling of COVID-19 Is a Global Emergency
Even with deaths at all-time highs, Bolsonaro continues to undermine efforts to address the pandemic
Opinion: Brazil's President Is A Global Health Threat
Brazil is in critical condition. Latin America's largest country is experiencing record-breaking death...
The Global Risks Report 2021 16th Edition
Robert Muggah contributed to the annual Global Risks Report.
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Anger as Bolsonaro moves to make guns easier to access: 'A threat to democracy'
Jair Bolsonaro’s latest efforts to make guns more easily available to Brazilians have sparked anger and...
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The Self-Defeating Politics Behind Bolsonaro’s Pro-Gun Agenda
It’s no surprise that a president whose campaign symbol was making a gun gesture with his hands would...
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4 ways to build resilience to digital risks in the COVID-19 era
The COVID-19 pandemic is generating monumental challenges for most governments, corporations and societies,...
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With an election looming, can Brazil finally confront its injustices?
It was once fashionable to describe Brazil as the country of the future.
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In West Africa, Climate Change Equals Conflict
One of the many injustices of climate change is it hits the world’s poorest countries hardest
West Africa at the precipice: Visualizing climate stress and insecurity
Instituto Igarapé preparou o boletim “Avaliando as relações entre as mudanças climáticas e a segurança...
Foreign Policy
In Brazil, QAnon Has a Distinctly Bolsonaro Flavor
When Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro repeatedly downplayed the threat of COVID-19, Brazilians were...
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Think Tank Awards Shortlist
We’re pleased to announce the shortlist for the Think Tank Awards 2020.
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Why the world needs better - not less - globalization
Globalization is the most progressive force in the history of humankind.
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Does Community Policing Build Trust in Police and Reduce Crime? Evidence from Six Coordinated Field Experiments in the Global South
Is it possible for societies to reduce crime without creating or exacerbating adversarial relationships...
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Drug Cartels Are All Over Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok
Late last year, Colombia’s federal police arrested Diego Optra, a crime boss who heads a ruthless gang...
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PS Commentators’ Predictions for 2021
The global green transition will accelerate – and not a moment too soon.
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Bolsonaro Is Following Trump’s Anti-Democracy Playbook
At least one foreign leader still believes outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s desperate claims that...
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Expert Voices 2021: What Will Be the “New Normal”?
The COVID-19 pandemic could give rise to positive innovations in cities and a radical intolerance of...
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