Month : September 2014

Brazil’s presidential election

Sep 1st 2014, 23:50 by J.P. | SÃO PAULO   RECESSION is never good news for an administration. And in the run-up to a general election it can be a death knell. With five weeks to go before polling day, Brazil’s opposition must therefore have quietly rejoiced at official data released on August 29th, showing […]

Tropical forests

Tropical forests A clearing in the trees New ideas on what speeds up deforestation and what slows it down Aug 23rd 2014 | JAKARTA | From the print edition IN 1998 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, then Brazil’s president, said he would triple the area of the Amazonian forest set aside for posterity. At the time the […]