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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Coronavirus
Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has presided over the world's second worst coronavirus...
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How Brazilians react to the President's handling of COVID-19
Brazil has now surpassed a million COVID-19 cases, a grim milestone for the country with the second most...
chicago council
Deep Dish: Bolsonaro's COVID-19 Response Threatens Brazil's Democracy
Brazil is poised to overtake the United States for most total COVID-19 infections and deaths globally...
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«I can’t breathe!» «Jeg får ikke puste!» George Floyds siste ord er blitt slagordet for en verdensomfattende...
Social unrest could undo or renew America
“I can’t breathe.” The final words gasped by George Floyd are now a global meme. They were recorded on...
the guardian
'Instead of doctors, they send police to kill us': locked-down Rio faces deadly raids
Maria Diva do Nascimento was worried as she set off for her job at one of Rio de Janeiro’s biggest hospitals...
Foreign Policy
How the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Permanently Expand Government Powers
The coronavirus pandemic is exposing the quality of governments around the world. Many national leaders...
Megacity slums are incubators of disease – but coronavirus response isn’t helping the billion people who live in them
Having ravaged some of the world’s wealthiest cities, the coronavirus pandemic is now spreading into...
World Economic Forum
This is how cities in the Global South can fight COVID-19 most effectively
The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic may be receding in some parts of Western Europe, East Asia and...
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro continues to downplay the pandemic
Head of Igarape Institute in Rio de Janeiro gives us more on the absurd situation in Brazil, due to the...
Foreign Policy
The Pandemic Has Triggered Dramatic Shifts in the Global Criminal Underworld
To say that COVID-19 changes everything is already a cliché. But it’s also true.
Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Urbanites Are Eyeing the Suburbs
Increased time inside close quarters during the coronavirus pandemic is causing some urbanites to consider...
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Joint letter on the Situation of the Yanomami in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
Carta Conjunta sobre a situação dos Yanomami e Ye'kwana no contexto da pandemia do COVID-19
Project Syndicate
Brazil Needs Intensive Care
Following the recent ouster of Brazil’s popular justice minister, Sergio Moro, the world’s fourth-largest...
climate diplomacy
Don’t let the blue skies fool you: in Brazil, the pandemic is bad news for climate and environment
As the novel coronavirus spreads throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, social media have been rife...
financial times
El Salvador wields heavy hand to contain murder rate
After a temporary lull brought about by sweeping Coronavirus quarantine measures, violence is increasing...
Foreign Policy
How Life in Our Cities Will Look After the Coronavirus Pandemic
Cities are at the center of this pandemic, as they have been during so many plagues in history.
World Bank needs to make fragility a central priority in the COVID-19 era
The COVID-19 pandemic is painfully exposing the world's many interconnected fragilities
financial times
Sérgio Moro resignation adds to pressure on Brazil’s Bolsonaro
When Sérgio Moro resigned as justice minister on Friday, accusing Jair Bolsonaro of meddling in a police...
How do you build a city for a pandemic?
The pandemic has turned the world outside our doorsteps into a newly formed wilderness. Public spaces...
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Statement on Moro's resignation
  Moro’s resignation is a seismic event in Brazilian politics. His departure signals a dangerous...
World Economic Forum
Migrants and mayors are the unsung heroes of COVID-19. Here's why
In every crisis it is the poor, sick, disabled, homeless and displaced who suffer the most.
Redesigning The COVID-19 City
The COVID-19 pandemic brought the world's bustling cities to a screeching halt
internet governance project
Brazil’s First National Cybersecurity Strategy: An Analysis of its Past, Present and Future
Published in Internet Governance Project By Louise Marie Hurel Late February this year, Brazil published...
Project Syndicate
Post-pandemic cities
Our cities will not be the same after COVID-19.
Foreign Policy
We Can Make the Post-Coronavirus World a Much Less Violent Place
Published in Foreign Policy By Robert Muggah The world is convulsed by the novel coronavirus, but that...
Strategic Notes on Third Generation Gangs
Strategic Notes on Third Generation Gangs builds upon the third generation street gang (3Gen Gang) theory...
the new humanitarian
Coronavirus in the city: A Q&A on the catastrophe confronting the urban poor
To understand more about the crisis confronting the urban poor, The New Humanitarian interviewed Robert...
the new humanitarian
Coronavirus in the city: A Q&A on the catastrophe confronting the urban poor
Published in The Humanitarian By Robert Muggah To understand more about the crisis confronting the urban...
Latin America’s Prisons Get Uglier With Coronavirus
As coronavirus gales across the Americas, officials from Mexico to Chile have puzzled over how to keep...
Latin America’s Prisons Get Uglier With Coronavirus
As coronavirus gales across the Americas, officials from Mexico to Chile have puzzled over how to keep...
financial times
Drug gangs in Brazil’s favelas enforce coronavirus lockdown
Published in Financial Times By Robert Muggah With president Jair Bolsonaro dismissing the pandemic as...
Washington Post
How the coronavirus is igniting riots, releases and crackdowns in world’s prisons
Published in Washington Post By Robert Muggah Hundreds of thousands of people around the world are jailed...
Coronavirus Feeds on Latin America’s Political Gap
Published in Bloomberg By Robert Muggah At midnight on March 17, Paraguay closed down the Friendship...
Council on foreign relations
Brazil-EU Cyber Cooperation: Swinging Bridges on the Road to Stability in Cyberspace
Published in Council on Foreign Relations By Louise Marie Hurel   The February 20 Brazil-EU Cyber...
Designing Digital Safety into the Smart City
This article explores two basic questions: (1) What are the cyberthreats facing cities and their residents;...
Observatório de Migrações Forçadas
The world before this coronavirus and after cannot be the same
With COVID-19 infections now evident in 176 countries, the pandemic is the most significant threat to...
financial times
Drug gangs in Brazil’s favelas enforce coronavirus lockdown
Published in Financial Times By Robert Muggah With president Jair Bolsonaro dismissing the pandemic as...
Project Syndicate
Viral Inequality
Far from merely reflecting an unequal distribution of economic means, rising inequality comes with a...
Fleeing urban gangs, Central Americans seek safety closer to home
Liliana was there when local men abducted her teenage friend on the outskirts of El Salvador's capital,...
Project Syndicate
The COVID Wake-Up Call
Published in Project Syndicate By Robert Muggah The COVID-19 pandemic was not just predictable but inevitable,...
us today
USA TODAY analysis: America's coronavirus 'curve' may be at its most dangerous point
Published in US Today By Robert Muggah A data analysis by USA TODAY finds that, two weeks after the U.S....
chicago council
What We Can Learn From COVID-19 about Pandemics and Resilient Cities
Published in The Chicago Council By Robert Muggah As COVID-19 spreads around the world, non-resident...
World Economic Forum
How cities around the world are handling COVID-19 – and why we need to measure their preparedness
Published in World Economic Forum By Robbert Muggah When it comes to infectious disease outbreaks, cities...
us today
These countries are doing the best and worst jobs fighting coronavirus
Published in USA Today By Robbert Muggah The majority of global public health experts believe that countries...
Building Brazil’s National Action Plan: lessons learned and opportunities
Published in London Schools Economics By Renata Giannini Brazil’s process of drafting its first National...
World Economic Forum
How reducing inequality will make our cities safer
Where a person is born and lives correlates with their overall life chances. Unsurprisingly, people living...
the dialogue
Which Factors Are Lowering Brazil's Homicide Rate?
Homicides in Brazil are projected to have fallen 16 percent in 2019 as compared to the previous year,...
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Rio de Janeiro killings by police soar
There were fewer murders in Brazil's second city of Rio de Janeiro last year - but the number of killings...
Brazil homicides fall to lowest level in at least 12 years
Brazil had 41,635 killings in 2019, down 19% from the prior year and the least number of homicides since...
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