Joao Carlos Magalhaes

João Carlos Magalhães is a journalist and a PhD researcher at the London School of Economics, where he studies ethics of digital platforms. He had previously worked at Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil's leading daily newspaper, for eight years.

Has Brazil Gone Back to the 1980s?

February 26, 2017

Economic recession and hopelessness—these feelings are not exactly new to Brazilians. For the first time in nearly two years, I am visiting Brazil. It’s been a curious experience. As I walk around São Paulo, the city where I was born, I keep noticing the miracle of normalcy. Not only does Brazil...

The Farce of the Rio Olympics

July 27, 2016

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are a representation of the many opportunities lost by Brazil. Brazil—that is, Rio—is about to host what is perhaps the most important event of the multi-billion-dollar global industry that we call sports. You know, the Olympic Games, that exciting TV show that is broadcast every...