Posts by : Brian Mier

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Writer, geographer and development professional who has lived in Brazil for 22 years. Former directorate member of the Fórum Nacional de Reforma Urbana (National Urban Reform Forum). Has lived in São Luis, Recife, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Author of “Os Megaeventos Esportivos na Cidade do Rio de Janeiro e o Direito á Cidade” (CEPR/Ford: Rio. 2016). Editor of "Voices of the Brazilian Left" (Sumare:Liverpool:2018). Irregular correspondent for the Chicago radio show This is Hell.
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Will backstabbing opportunists turn the spell against the witch who cast it? By Brian Mier On June 20th, Brazil’s right-wing extremist Education Minister Abraham …

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The Brazilian military dictatorship might not have been very good at building dams or highways, but it was excellent at hiding bodies. Is this …

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“It is amazing how the coronavirus ended up associating itself with the Bolsonaro government’s ideals of liquidating people through hitting the poorest, Afro-Brazilians, the …

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On May 15, a coalition of left political parties, unions and civil society organizations finalized impeachment request 31 against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. In …

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After 16 months serving as one of the most ineffectual Brazilian Justice Ministers in modern history, Sérgio Moro, the disgraced former Lava Jato judge …

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Bolsonaro’s attempt to copy Trump’s coronavirus response is failing – this is good for Brazil. by Brian Mier Pepe Escobar has written a lot …

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An Interview with Dr. Eliana Sousa Silva, Director of Redes da Maré. By Brian Mier One of tourists’ first impressions of Rio de Janeiro …

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An interview with Dr. Rodrigo Lopes by Brian Mier On March 16, with coronvirus cases still in the single digits, the Maranhão State government inaugurated …

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On the one hand the media is saying, “oh look at this crazy Bolsonaro, he’s insane, look what he is saying about coronavirus,” but …

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Amid rumours that governor is lying about death count, Mayor Bruno Covas’ state of emergency seems too timid to prevent a catastrophe By Brian …