Brazil

The Bolsonaro playbook: how to dismantle a democracy in slow motion

For almost three years, Brazil’s president has chipped away at the social contract that has held the country together for 36 years as a democratic state. Following the cue of other far-right movements, this is how he wrote his very own authoritarian rules of the game

INVESTIGATION

The unknown winners of Mexico’s energy reform

An investigation by EL PAÍS reveals how an obscure US company, just months after being created, began winning multimillion-dollar contracts from a subsidiary of Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) soon after the opening of the country’s electricity sector. The ties between Guillermo Turrent, a key executive during the Enrique Peña Nieto administration, and the founders of Whitewater Midstream, tell the story of a pursuit of profits in recently liberalized energy markets