AUTHORITARIANISM

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By Joao Coimbra Sousa. Originally published at Council on Hemispheric Affairs. Brazil is currently living under a coup government. There is no disinterested discussion over this …

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The cowardly murder of socialist councilwoman Marielle Franco, on March 14, has all the hallmarks of political assassination. The protests that swept across Brazil on …

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On March 14th in the Estácio area of Rio de Janeiro, Councilwoman Marielle Franco of the Socialism & Freedom Party (PSOL) was executed with 5 …

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The Brazilian military took over the state of Rio de Janeiro in 1964 and quickly consolidated its power in a national military coup that …

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On Friday, February 23, Federal Police raided the offices of Dr. Rafael Valim, a  prominent academic and author of 20 books on legal theory. …

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In a move adding to growing concerns about the state of Brazilian democracy and freedom of expression, Michel Temer’s Minister of Education, Mendonça Filho (DEM), has …

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On March 2 in New York, Wall Street Lobby & Think Tank, AS/COA will hold a special event in New York heralding a supposed …

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When I first moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1991 tens of thousands of homeless families lived in cardboard boxes in Copacabana and locals …

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In February 2017, ousted President Dilma Rousseff warned of a second, more radical and more repressive phase of the Coup d’état which removed her …

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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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