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ARMED FORCES AUTHORITARIANISM COUNCIL OF THE AMERICAS DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 UNITED STATES

Brazil’s Election And Coup Threat: State Of Play

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FASCISM FOREIGN POLICY LATIN AMERICA

Bolivia Angrily Rejects Bolsonaro’s Añez Asylum Offer

Bolivian Foreign Minister Rogelio Mayta described Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s plan to grant Jeanine Áñez political asylum as “absolutely impudent” and “inappropriate interference in internal affairs”. Originally published by Peoples Dispatch The government of Bolivian President Luis Arce on Tuesday, June 28, rejected the recent statements made by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wherein he claimed that […]

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DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 FOREIGN POLICY LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES

“…Chile…Colombia…Brazil???”: Bolsonaro Despair At Left Resurgence

Folha’s Monica Bergamo reports that, following the victory of Gustavo Petro, President Jair Bolsonaro sent a message on a private WhatsApp group in which he despaired at the result. Left-wing candidate Gustavo Petro was elected president on Sunday with 40.32% of the vote. It is the first time the left has won an election in Colombia’s […]

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AMAZON AUTHORITARIANISM ENVIRONMENT INDIGENOUS RIGHTS

What Made Bruno And Dom Targets?

When the monsters that govern Brazil today thought they had put an end to  resistance against the invasion of indigenous lands after transforming Funai into a militarized anti-indigenous foundation, Bruno reinvented himself and continued the fight By Laura Capriglione The disappearances of indigenous rights advocate Bruno Pereira and journalist Dom Phillips echo like a tragic […]

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DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 FOREIGN POLICY SOVEREIGNTY UNITED STATES

Lula Mocks “Humiliating” Bolsonaro Request For Biden’s Electoral Help

Presidential pre-candidate, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has mocked the request made by Jair Bolsonaro to the President of the United States, Joe Biden, to help him defeat the Workers Party candidate at the forthcoming elections, to be held on October 2. Bolsonaro reportedly warned Biden that Lula is a “threat to US interests”. “[Bolsonaro] […]

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AMAZON CRIME INDIGENOUS RIGHTS

“Amazon Mafia”: Bolsonaro Loyalists Named By Police Agent

By Rede Brasil Atual Federal Police agent Alexandre Saraiva has made serious allegations about the involvement of Bolsonarista politicians with what he called the “Crime Lobby” in the Amazon. Among those mentioned are senators Jorginho Mello (PL-SC) and Telmário Mota (Pros-RR), in addition to federal deputy Carla Zambelli (PL-SP). “We have a crime scene. A […]

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COUNCIL OF THE AMERICAS ECONOMY ELECTION 2022 NEOLIBERALISM SOVEREIGNTY

With 33 Million Brazilians Hungry, Lula Condemns Energy Privatisation

Bolsonaro’s 11th hour privatisation of state energy giant Eletrobrás has provoked dismay, despite neoliberal efforts to spin it positively. Former president Lula connects the cut-price sell off directly with Brazil’s hunger crisis, amidst families forced to choose between food and energy, with the cost of the both rising. It was the type of move which […]

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DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 SOVEREIGNTY UNITED STATES

Bolsonaro Asked Biden For Help Against Lula Who “Threatens US Interests”

Bloomberg reported late on Saturday 11th June, two days after their meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, that far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro asked Joe Biden for help against former president Lula da Silva for the October election. Bolsonaro trails Lula by around 20 points in the polls, and as it […]

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ARMED FORCES DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 UNITED STATES

One Day After Biden Meeting, Military’s Explicit Threat To Election

Brazil’s progressive media has repeatedly warned of the Military threat hanging over the 2022 election for several years. Such fears were, until recently, met with complacency in mainstream circles. There is now every sign that, as feared, the Military will not willingly vacate government. One day after Jair Bolsonaro’s meeting with Joe Biden in Los […]

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ECONOMY ENERGY HISTORY NEOLIBERALISM POLITICS SOVEREIGNTY

Bolsonaro’s Eletrobrás Privatization Buries Vargas Era

The 2016 coup, which started with the delivery of Petrobras, culminates with the privatization of the state electric company, Eletrobrás. By Leonardo Attuch* In December 1994, on the eve of his presidential inauguration, then-Senator Fernando Henrique Cardoso took the podium to say goodbye to parliament. The speech went down in history because it announced what […]