ARMED FORCES

Brazil Military’s “Parallel Vote Count” Poses Great Risk To Democracy

By Guilherme de Queiroz-Stein for Brasil de Fato Any concession to a “parallel count” of the 2022 elections by the Armed Forces poses a great risk to democracy. Firstly, it must be...

Israeli Company Hired By Army To “Supervise” Brazil’s Election Spreads Disinformation

Spokesperson for the Mossad-linked Israeli company CySource, Hélio Sant'Ana was IT director at Palácio do Planalto during the Bolsonaro government, and has been found to have spread disinformation about the 2022...

Bolsonaro “Announces Coup” To Foreign Ambassadors

Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of "announcing the coup" to summoned foreign Ambassadors. The extraordinary meeting at Alvorada palace was reportedly convened at the request of the Military core in his...

Exclusive: British Parliament Denounces Bolsonaro Election Threats, Political Violence

British politicians have signed a special motion in defence of Brazilian democracy, following threats to the election process from neofascist president Jair Bolsonaro and his military dominated government. That threat has...

Exclusive: US Lawmakers Pressure Brazilian Military

Amendment 893 to National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 calls to end military aid to Brazil if its armed forces tamper with this year's presidential elections. by Brian Mier Brazilian President...

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 ambiguity surrounding...

Brazilian Army Resumes Election Threats

One day after Brazil's President Bolsonaro assures US President Biden he won't tamper with electoral system, Defense Minister Gen. Paulo Oliveira attacks electoral courts for refusing to let military tamper with...

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...

Bradesco Bank CEO Praises Military And Dismisses Coup Threat

Bradesco Bank, and its Bolsonaro-supporting CEO, face backlash over his video praising the military on the eve of a coup-threatened election. It is the latest signal that international capital will back...

Biden Recruits Bolsonaro To Save Summit Of The Americas

Biden's one-on-one meeting with Brazil's beleaguered far-right president Bolsonaro is now the awkward centrepiece of a collapsing Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. Little more than a month after United States'...

Fearing Violence, International Bodies “Already Monitoring” Brazil Election

"October may be too late", international monitors told. UOL report that "International bodies will not wait until October to monitor Brazil's electoral process, considered by foreign observers to be one of the...

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...

Military Plans Control Of Brazil’s “Manifest” Political Destiny Until 2035

Since the return of Brazil's military to government in 2016, it's objectives, and desire for permanence of its political project far beyond current frontman Bolsonaro, have become increasingly clear. The latest...

“Free And Fair”: US Government’s Unsettling New Calm On Brazil Election

Until recently US lawmakers and officials had warned of "democratic decline" in Brazil. Now emerges a new official insistence that the coming election will be "free and fair". There are few...

UN Alerted Over “Unprecedented Authoritarian Risk” To Brazil Election

Monica Bergamo reports in Folha de S.Paulo newspaper that UN Special Rapporteur for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Diego Garcia, received a document on the 17th May in which 85 Brazilian...

Elon Musk Meets Brazilian Air Force Over Launch Base And Monitoring Satellites

US-based South African billionaire Elon Musk's visit to Brazil has generated enormous controversy and suspicion, as reported by BRASILWIRE. It is now revealed that as well as Jair Bolsonaro, his government,...

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...

“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 the Armed...

Brazilian Armed Forces Sign Deal With Israeli Cybersecurity Firm To Help “Supervise Election”

By Paulo Motoryn. Originally published by Brasil de Fato. General Héber Garcia Portella, Commander of Cyber ​​Defense of the Brazilian Army (ComDCiber), was responsible for signing a cooperation agreement with the Israeli...

Folha de S.Paulo: Bolsonaro Has Coup Planned With Support From Military And Centrão

In August 2021 we reported how Brazil's US-backed military regime (yes, regime) cast a shadow over hopes for the next presidential election. There was clearly a doubt whether it would go ahead...

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...

Stop Pretending This Is A Normal Election.

Analysis of Brazil’s conjuncture is rendered useless by pretense that the 2022 election is business as usual. On April 9 Brazil’s Workers Party (PT) and the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) held a...

Latin America And The New Non-Aligned Movement

By Bryan Pitts The weeks since the Russian invasion of Ukraine have witnessed an astonishing unity of purpose among the world’s democracies, as leaders from Washington to Warsaw, from Wellington to Athens,...

Celso Amorim on Brazil/Minustah occupation of Haiti

During a guest appearance on Brasil 247's Globalistas, a web TV program which I co-host with Nathalia Urban,  former Brazilian Foreign Affairs Chancellor Celso Amorim spoke about Brazil's role in Minustah,...

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...

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...

Economist From AS/COA Member Santander Suggests New Coup To Prevent Lula’s Return

Brazil's Workers Party has reacted with indignation to a report from an economist at Banco Santander which openly defended a new coup to prevent former President Lula da Silva from returning...

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...
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