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Editor Mino Carta
Categories Politics, economy
Frequency Weekly
Publisher Editora Confiança
First issue August 1994
Country Brazil
Based in Santana do Parnaíba, São Paulo
Language Brazilian Portuguese

CartaCapital is a weekly Brazilian newsmagazine published in Santana do Parnaíba, São Paulo and João Pessoa, Paraíba and distributed throughout the country by Editora Confiança.[1] The main focuses of the magazine are politics, economy, social issues and culture.


CartaCapital was created as a monthly magazine in 1994 by Mino Carta,[2] an Italo-Brazilian journalist. In 1968, Carta founded Brazil's leading newsmagazine Veja alongside Victor Civita. Eight years later, he founded IstoÉ, another popular newsmagazine. Unsatisfied with the result of the magazines he helped to create, Carta founded CartaCapital as an alternative to these. CartaCapital is noted for its small crew; it only has eleven journalists.

The magazine was published on a monthly until 1996 when its frequency was switched to biweekly.[2] Its frequency was changed to weekly in 2002.

The magazine is known for supporting causes in a frank way, such as Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's both candidatures, the legalization of abortion in all cases, the maintenance of the current age of criminal responsibility and the extradition of Cesare Battisti to Italy, among other polemic issues. Carta argues that the magazine does it to avoid hiding in a curtain of impartiality and not being honest to its readers.

CartaCapital is a declared left-wing publication but has in its staff Antonio Delfim Netto, Minister of Economy during the military dictatorship. Besides his participation in a right-wing government, Antonio Delfim Netto is a Keynesian[citation needed].

The magazine openly supported Dilma Rousseff's government, although the article in which Mino Carta explicited and explained this view was later removed without notice.[3]

CartaCapital also publishes an educational magazine titled Carta na Escola on a monthly basis. It is dedicated to teachers, advising them on how to discuss the news with their students.

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  1. ^ "CartaCapital (Brazil) - Illustrations". Behance. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Christina Holtz-Bacha; Jesper Strömbäck (5 April 2012). Opinion Polls and the Media: Reflecting and Shaping Public Opinion. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-230-37493-5. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Carta Capital". CartaCapital (in Brazilian Portuguese). 

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