Posts by : Brian Mier

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Writer, geographer and producer who has lived in Brazil for 21 years. Former directorate member of the Fórum Nacional de Reforma Urbana (National Urban Reform Forum). He has lived in São Luis, Recife, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro and currently on the periphery of São Paulo. Author of “Os Megaeventos Esportivos na Cidade do Rio de Janeiro e o Direito á Cidade” (CEPR/Ford: Rio. 2016). Irregular correspondent for the Chicago radio show This is Hell.
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Lava Jato investigation Prosecutor/Judge Sergio Moro is embroiled in a million dollar cash for sentence reduction scheme. For the past 2 years some of the …

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The Guardian kicked off a week of coverage about São Paulo today, as part of its Rockefeller Foundation sponsored “Cities” Series.  Although part of …

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During the lead-up and in the aftermath of last year’s overthrow of democratically elected Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, several writings appeared in progressive English …

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Djamila Ribeiro, 37, is currently one of the most popular writers and public figures in the Afro-Brazilian woman’s rights movement. She was born into …

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Carlos Latuff is one of the World’s most famous political cartoonists. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1968, he published his first political cartoon …

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It is increasingly apparent that the Brazilian economy was deliberately destabilized to lay the groundwork for the 2016 soft coup that removed former President …

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By Brasil Wire Contributing Editor Brian Mier.              During the 1960s, legend has it that governor José Sarney sat …

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By Brian Mier. The political situation in Brazil is getting confusing, even for people who study it. To summarise recent events, in April the …

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After giving former Congressional President Eduardo Cunha months of advance warning which enabled him to hide millions of dollars of bribe money before his …

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During illegitimate, corrupt president Michel Temer’s attempt to implement an unnecessary extreme austerity regime that plunged millions of people below the poverty line and …