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Brazilian Journalist Urges Biden: “Don’t Support Bolsonaro Coup Attempt”

As the first meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro is announced, Journalist Jamil Chade urges Biden to sieze a "historic opportunity to support democracy", and not...

Guilherme Boulos: Is A Coup In Brazil A Risk Or A Smokescreen?

By Guilherme Boulos Bolsonaro, after a "sabbatical period" in which he stopped talking about electronic voting machines, returned to threaten the integrity of the electoral process. In the last few weeks, he...

5 Decades with Lula

On May 1, 1978, the first issue of the Brazilian underground newspaper O Trabalho hit the streets. The paper was the result of the fusion of 4 clandestine Trotskyist organizations with...

Vladimir Safatle: There was no election in 2018. Relying on the US is suicide.

In an interview by Leneide Duarte-Plon for Carta Maior, writer, philosophy professor and psychoanalyst Vladimir Safatle spoke of the coming elections and Brazil's democratic collapse. In 2018, Safatle, then a regular columnist...

“But It’s Better Than PT Robbery”: Bolsonaro Torture Sketch Viralises, 3 Years On

An October 2018 sketch in Folha newspaper by screenwriter Antonio Prata is viralising three years after it was published. Putting aside what else is known about the manipulated election it preceded, 'Obsessive-compulsive disorder....

5 years since the 2016 Coup: an Interview with Dilma Rousseff

The 2016 coup was ground zero. It was the inaugural act, but the process continues By Olímpio Cruz Neto Five years after being removed from the Presidency of the Republic during an impeachment...

Jean Marc von der Weid: The Threat of A New Coup

Bolsonaro prays every day for a major crisis, be it Covid-related or out of growing hunger. He hopes the desperation of the people will lead to riots, mayhem, and violence. By Jean...

Bolsonaro’s Coup: The Bolivia Model?

As Brasil Wire has reported, Bolsonaro and his allies played a behind the scenes role in Bolivia’s November 2019 coup. Liszt Vieira argues in Le Monde Diplomatique that the increasingly unpopular...

Tanks on the streets: who will laugh last?

Many are laughing at Bolsonaro's failure to intimidate Congress, but things could still get a lot worse. by Brian Mier Brazilians woke up yesterday to visions of a nightmare they thought would never...

The Desperation Of The Weak

With a cowardly and pathetic parade, Bolsonaro tried to threaten Brazil's National Congress By Maria do Rosário* The greatest fear of those who try to impose themselves by force, brutality and threats is...

Brazil’s US-Backed Military Regime Casts Shadow Over Hopes For 2022 Election

Without acknowledgement of Brazil's government for what it is - effectively a US-backed military regime - no sense can be made of its recent past nor useful analysis of its coming...

Lula’s brother Frei Chico: “Class struggle is the greatest of struggles”

Frei Chico, the brother of Brazil's former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, shares a personal account of Lula's early political formation, his history in the trade union movement, achievements in...

Supreme Court Reveals International Funding Behind Attacks On Brazil’s Democracy

Minister Dias Toffoli has revealed the Supreme Court is investigating international funding behind the far-right "hate office", a network engaged in an ongoing campaign against Brazil's democratic institutions. The network were active...

José Genoino: “Military won’t leave power in 2022”

José Genoino, former guerrilla, federal deputy and ex-president of the Workers' Party, has spoken about how Jair Bolsonaro was the Military's strategy to return to government without a traditional coup, and...

No Tanks On The Streets: Brazilian General Villas Bôas Admits Military Behind Coup

Military string pulling in Brazil’s “long coup” which returned them to government becomes clearer with confessions from the now terminally ill former head of the armed forces who oversaw it. Through an...

Britain and Brazil’s Dictatorship

By John McEvoy and Daniel Hunt Exclusive. Recently declassified documents reveal Britain’s enthusiastic support for Brazil’s 1964-85 dictatorship. Racist and colonial in tone, the files expose a secret propaganda unit infiltrating opposition media,...

Brazilian General steps in to “hide the bodies”

The Brazilian military dictatorship might not have been very good at building dams or highways, but it was excellent at hiding bodies. Is this why Bolsonaro appointed an army general with...

Pandemic, Racism and Indigenous / Black Genocide in Brazil: Coronavirus and Extermination Policy

By Felipe Milanez and Samuel Vida Tragedies are always socially unequal and expose in a striking way historically constructed inequalities, for example in the degree of exposure to risks and the way...

General Heleno warns of “Unpredictable Consequences”, his supporters threaten “Civil War”

On Friday 22nd May 2020, Brazil eagerly anticipated the broadcast of a Bolsonaro cabinet meeting which took place exactly one month earlier on April 22. The video, whose release was mandated by...

A Coughing Bolsonaro Addresses Hundreds Of Military Coup Supporters

To hundreds of supporters who waited for him in front of the army headquarters in Brasilia, holding signs calling for shutting down Congress and the Supreme Court, a tired and weak...

“We are heading for Chaos”: Professor Domingos Neto on Brazil’s Military, Moro, and Bolsonaro

In conversation about the past and the present, Manuel Domingos Neto reflects on the role of the Armed Forces in Brazil. By Cristiane Sampaio and Pedro Stropasolas. Brasil de Fato In these times...

Brazil’s Armed Forces are “to defend US interests” says researcher

For Héctor Luís Saint-Pierre, it is a military paradox to support the deregulation of the economy and the sell-off of assets. By Ana Penido. Brasil de Fato. 26 October 2019. With the broad...

“He woke up this ghost that we didn’t even know was there.” Director Petra Costa on ‘The Edge of Democracy’

Brazilian director Petra Costa, whose third full length feature, 'The Edge of Democracy' has been nominated in the best documentary category at the 2020 Oscars, was interviewed on the Michael Brooks...

2019: the year my worst nightmares came true

By Cynara Menezes Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine Jair Bolsonaro would become President of Brazil. To me he was always just a bad joke - an evil folk character...

Neoliberalism at Gunpoint: Finance Minister invokes AI-5 in Washington, prepares for backlash on the streets

As Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro launches his new brazenly Neofascist party 'Alliance for Brazil', inspired by ARENA (Alliance for National Renewal) of the Dictatorship era, his ministers and foreign supporters are...

Outrage at Eduardo Bolsonaro as he calls for “a new Dictatorship” if Brazil emulates Chilean Protests

With the Bolsonaro family already shaken by the revelations drawing them closer to the murder of Rio City Congresswoman Marielle Franco, Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro’s comments about an Dictatorial backlash should...

New book describes how Bolsonaro was elected “by force” – by the Armed Forces

'Os Onze – O STF, seus bastidores e suas crises' reveals further evidence of the Pro-Bolsonaro Soft Coup at the 2018 Election. By André Barrocal, CartaCapital. On Tuesday before Sunday's final vote in the...

Love it or leave it: Brazil’s reactionary parallel reality

In October 1969 General Emílio Garrastazu Médici assumed the Brazilian Presidency. Whilst measured at that time by a specious economic “miracle” which failed to touch the majority of the population, his tenure...

Chilean fury as Bolsonaro praises murder of Michelle Bachelet’s father

Brazil’s Neofascist President Jair Bolsonaro may have lost his principal political ally in South America. Sebastian Piñera joined Senator Isabel Allende in condemning Bolsonaro for his remarks in response to former Chilean...

Caetano Veloso: rise of far right is a neurosis

When you acheive human rights you should never let them be taken back from you in any way under any pretext,” said the 76 year old musician, “this has been happening...
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