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Marcelo Zero

Bolsonaro, foreign meddling and the destruction of Brazilian democracy

After the coup, Brazil took a favorable position towards North American geopolitical interests  and transformed itself, once again, into a geopolitical satellite of the USA. by Marcelo Zero The fall of egalitarian and...

Bolsonaro will not step down from his soapbox

Do not expect rationality and political pragmatism from a government based on Christian fundamentalism and neofascism. Do not expect democratic governability and republicanism from those who promise to exterminate their opponents. by...

After the protests – It’s time to isolate fascism

Some media voices played off the calls for shutting down Congress and the Supreme Court as protests against old fashioned politics but the core of the demonstrations was antidemocratic. Under the...

Eduardo Bolsonaro, Caligula and the Brazilian embassy

Roman emperor Caligula once appointed his horse to the Roman Senate but Jair Bolsonaro's nomination of his son as Ambassador to the US has a potential to cause more damage.  In "The...

Lula and democracy at the crossroads

Sooner or later, Brazil, Latin America and the World will have to choose between neoliberalism, fascism and authoritarianism on one side and real, substantive democracy on the other by Marcelo Zero Latin America...

UN General Assembly Meets Bolsonaro’s Ideological Chloroquine

You cannot teach a delusional person to use reason. Democracy cannot be taught to a tyrant. by Marcelo Zero President Bolsonaro's so-called "letter of surrender", delivered to the Supreme Court after the failed...

Sociopathic Neoliberalism Is Brazil’s Biggest Obstacle In Fight Against Pandemic

It is not just the Brazilian President and his followers' flat-earthism that prevents Brazil overcoming the pandemic and the crisis it has generated. Sociopathic neoliberalism and its prioritisation of economic dogma...

Worms Feed on Corpses: Bolsonaro’s Demented TV Address

by Marcelo Zero. Last night the tapeworm who rules Brazil said something unbelievable. Contradicting science, the WHO and the common sense of Brazil’s governors and all of the serious countries in the world,...

Fear of Lula is fear of democracy

Both the far-right and the "center" are afraid of Lula. It is not because he is a violent radical, but because he represents the possibility of real social, economic and political...

How Lava Jato Destroyed Brasil’s Future

Thanks to the Intercept leaks, everyone can see how filthy the entrails of the Lava Jato investigation are, and how it helped destroy Brazil's democracy and economy. What few people know,...

Sergio Moro: imperialist pawn of the DOJ

The Intercept's revelation that the Operation Car Wash team sabotaged the 2018 presidential elections shows what everyone already knew but couldn't prove concretely: that the Lula conviction was a gigantic legal...

Bolsonaro, Trump and trance diplomacy

Bolsonaro arrives in Washington with Brazilian diplomacy in a political, administrative and mystical trance. By Marcelo Zero One can best understand Ernesto Araujo - our vibrant, pre-Enlightenment Foreign Relations Minister - as a...