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The Central Unica de Trabalhadores (Unified Workers Central/CUT) is the largest union federation in Latin America, with around 8 million members. In January, working …

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Wonderful colour photographs of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval in 1964. Originally posted at vintage.es.  

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As the Brazilian and international media continues to treat prosecutor/judge Sergio Moro and his Lava Jato team is objective anti-corruption crusaders, despite a continued …

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Elected in 1989, the Presidency of Fernando Collor de Mello was supposed to herald a new dawn of modernity and openness for Brasil. With the …

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In January 2018, shooting began on film ‘Marighella’, the much anticipated biopic based on book by journalist Mário Magalhães, which follows the trajectory of Brazilian …

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On the day of former President Lula’s appeal hearing, which upheld a sentence that is widely considered to be politically motivated, leaders Gilmar Mouro of the MST …

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“US involvement in Lava Jato is not relevant” argued a Brazilian commentator recently, recognising its self-evidence. This is a familiar sight; the great taboo …

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Translated and edited for readability by Brian Mier On January 24, 2018, after three conservative judges rejected ex-president Lula’s appeal against charges that he …

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Contributing editor Brian Mier interviewed for the Real News Network on the publicly admitted role of the United States in Brazil’s controversial Anti-Corruption Operation …

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Brazilian democracy has historically been truncated and as such, a continued work in progress. A recent development in this direction is that, on January …