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Is Brasil becoming an Algorithmocracy?

A world constructed from the familiar is a world in which there’s nothing to learn, since there is invisible autopropaganda, indoctrinating us with our own ideas. - Eli Pariser, author of 'The...

How the massive Petrobras corruption scandal is upending Brazilian politics

Operation Car Wash, the investigation into the misuse of funds within Brazil’s partially state-owned oil company Petrobras, is little over a year old – but it has already taken as many...

Who wants “O Fim do Brasil”?

This article was originally published in Portuguese on the blog of veteran Brazilian journalist Mauro Santayana 01.31.2015. Brasil Wire have chosen to translate and republish the article to add some factual and historical context...

São Paulo Water Crisis: Solutions?

Despite 2014 being the hottest year on record, and rainfall in South Eastern Brasil drastically lower than average, the current water crisis is rooted in decades of poor planning & lack...

Democracy in Black and White – Football and the Fight Against Dictatorship

The role of the Corinthians’ Democracy in Brasil’s re-democratization: Director Pedro Asbeg discusses Democracy in Black & White Fear of police, social tyranny and a highly repressive government once marked everyday life in...

The Green Giant?

When people think of Brasil and the environment the first thing that will spring to mind is the Amazon, specifically deforestation. What is lost in the noise is that Brasil and the...

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Brazil’s Election And Coup Threat: State Of Play

The groupings of business, banking, military, fascists, and local comprador class that usually coalesce around Latin American coups appear to be aligning once again in Brazil. Aside from an...

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...

Tucker/Fox Rally Behind Bolsonaro

From Rio de Janeiro, son of former Voice of America chief invents new cold war narrative. by Brian Mier Multi-millionaire Fox News host Tucker Carlson, son of former Voice of America...