PURPOSE OF THIS SITE
The traditional press and the mainstream media too often contribute to the construction of an imaginary Brazil. The days of investigative journalism and great reporters are coming to an end. Editors no longer have the economic means to pursue in-depth knowledge of foreign countries and the world at a time when precisely these distant realities are increasingly influencing the daily lives of Europeans. As for the digital platforms dealing with Brazil for European audiences, they are mostly aimed at tribes or groups of the faithful who seek more to nourish their visions of the country than to learn the complexity of this moving, multiple country. , confusing and often disturbing.
The ambition of this site is to offer the reader an approach to Brazilian political and economic realities that goes beyond and transgresses the representations and images on which the European view of Brazil is too often nourished. It is animated and built by people who all have in common to have a long experience of the concrete realities of the country, to live there, to know and to practice its institutions and its economy. Launched at the end of an extremely tumultuous decade politically, socially and economically, this ambition may seem unrealistic and reckless.
Brazilian society today suffers from strong political and ideological polarization. The left and its supporters fail to make a lucid assessment of fifteen years of experience of power. The right has no other project than to take revenge on Lula's party and its allies. Few of the analyzes, opinions, far-sighted readings of current economic and political realities are not inspired by the points of view of one or the other of the two camps between which a dialogue seems impossible. This polarization is all the more accentuated as the public debate is increasingly focused on social networks. Insults, cookie-cutter judgments and caricatures then prevail over constructed, responsible and moderate reflections.
The authors of this site want a challenge : go beyond partisan readings and invectives, provide the keys to understanding without imposing rigid ideological glasses. It is also a question of offering a vision of the political life and the development of the Brazilian economy which escapes partisan readings and allows a credible prospective.