Ex-Brazilian President Lula: 'Bolsonaro Is Setting the Whole Country on Fire'

Ex-Brazilian President Lula: 'Bolsonaro Is Setting the Whole Country on Fire'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 07, 2019

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former Brazilian President Lula da Silva discusses the loneliness of his prison term, the U.S. influence on Brazil and the threats he says are posed by the country's current leader, Jair Bolsonaro. Interview Conducted by Jens Glüsing more... Comment ]

Swath of Destruction: New Brazilian President Takes Aim at the Amazon

Swath of Destruction: New Brazilian President Takes Aim at the Amazon

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 17, 2019

Jair Bolsonaro, the new Brazilian president, wants to open up protected indigenous territories in the Amazon rain forest to mining, cattle ranching and farming. The decision could be a fateful one for the global climate. By Marian Blasberg, Marco Evers, Jens Glüsing and Claus Hecking more... Comment ]


Shattered Dreams: Brazil's Olympic-Sized Political Headache

Shattered Dreams: Brazil's Olympic-Sized Political Headache

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 04, 2016

On the eve of the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil is embroiled in its deepest political and economic crisis in decades. The countries elites are ensnared in scandal and President Dilma Rousseff is facing possible impeachment. By Marian Blasberg and Jens Gluesing more... Comment ]

Aedes Aegypti Mosquito: Fighting the Most Dangerous Animal in the World

Aedes Aegypti Mosquito: Fighting the Most Dangerous Animal in the World

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 21, 2016

The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries Zika, dengue fever and other illnesses, appears unstoppable. It is posing a unique threat to this year's Olympic Games in Rio and is rapidly spreading around the world. Europe, too, is at risk. By Marian Blasberg, Hauke Goos and Veronika Hackenbroch more... Comment ]


El Dorado in the Amazon: A Deluded German and Three Dead Bodies

El Dorado in the Amazon: A Deluded German and Three Dead Bodies

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 11, 2014

A German man claims to be an Indian chief in the Amazon rainforest. His tales of El Dorado even impressed Steven Spielberg and Jacques Cousteau. His tales would be harmless if there weren't three unsolved deaths connected to his fantasy world. By Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]

Troubled Times: Developing Economies Hit a BRICS Wall

Troubled Times: Developing Economies Hit a BRICS Wall

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 07, 2014

Until recently, investors viewed China, Brazil and India as a sure thing. Lately, though, their economies have shown signs of weakness and money has begun flowing back to the West. Worries are mounting the BRICS dream is fading. By Erich Follath and Martin Hesse more... Comment ]


World Cup: German Team Builds Beachside Retreat in Brazil

World Cup: German Team Builds Beachside Retreat in Brazil

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 13, 2013

Unable to find a suitable location to set up shop in Brazil during the upcoming 2014 World Cup, the German football team has decided to simply build its own. The remote beachside camp will "help minimize strain" on players, the team manager says. more... Comment ]

Behind the World Cup: Brazil's Crumbling Football Dream

Behind the World Cup: Brazil's Crumbling Football Dream

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 05, 2013

It's known as a football mecca, but as Brazil prepares to host the World Cup it's clearer than ever that its infrastructure for the sport is crumbling. Now Brazilians have turned the global competition into a symbol for the country's mismanagement. By Jens Gluesing more... Comment ]


'Unacceptable': Mexico Slams US Spying on President

'Unacceptable': Mexico Slams US Spying on President

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 21, 2013

The Mexican government says it "categorically condemns" email spying, after SPIEGEL reported that documents leaked by Edward Snowden show the US gained access to the email of former Mexican President Felipe Calderon. more... Comment ]

Fresh Leak on US Spying: NSA Accessed Mexican President's Email

Fresh Leak on US Spying: NSA Accessed Mexican President's Email

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 20, 2013

The NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years. It hacked into the president's public email account and gained deep insight into policymaking and the political system. The news is likely to hurt ties between the US and Mexico. By Jens Glüsing, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark more... Comment ]