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Nathalia Urban

Bolsonaro and Islamophobia in Brazil

By Nathália Urban  Brazil is home to several cultures and religions, such as Islam, which according to a demographic census by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), carried out in...

Kindred Spirits at COP26: US Allies Duque Of Colombia And Brazil’s Bolsonaro

Colombia's Duque along with Chile's Piñera and Brazil's Bolsonaro form the core of an alliance defending US interests in South America. Bolsonaro and Duque both face 2022 re-election campaigns amidst falling...

Steve Bannon Declares War On Lula 

By Nathália Urban  Far-right guru and former White House strategist Steve Bannon has been using his political weight to support Jair Bolsonaro's electoral campaign. Eduardo Bolsonaro, Jair’s congressman son, met Bannon last Tuesday,...

Bolsonaro Attacks International Left As He Tries To Prove Electoral Fraud

By Nathália Urban  In yet another attempt to discredit the Brazilian electoral system, Bolsonaro claimed without evidence that the left rigged the 2018 elections. In an August 9 interview, the president said:...

Biden Admin Offers Hand Of Friendship To Bolsonaro

Latest U.S. government visit is further evidence that the Biden administration has no qualms about supporting Brazil's far-right military-dominated regime. By Nathália Urban  US President Joe Biden's National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan visited...

Arrests Follow Burning Of São Paulo’s Borba Gato Monument

The burning of the Borba Gato statue in São Paulo's Santo Amaro district became an iconic image of Anti-Bolsonaro protests which swept Brazil on July 24. Days later, the spontaneous arrests...

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With Re-Election Hopes Bleak, Bolsonaro Bets On Privatising Petrobras

With his re-election looking unlikely, Jair Bolsonaro now tries to unify international capital and supporters of the 2016 coup around his candidacy with a final throw of the dice:...

‘Go back to the plantation’ – Curitiba moves to impeach 1st City Councilor

The first impeachment process against a city councilor in the 329-year history of Curitiba - the Brazilian city that most cherishes its "European heritage" - is underway, and it...

“There Will Be A Coup”: Newspaper Editor Urges Journalists To Report Imminent Attempt To Sabotage Election

A veteran editor at Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil's biggest newspaper, criticises colleagues for failing to adequately report and prepare the public for an imminent coup attempt by Bolsonaro and...