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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’ Government sources leaked details of CIA warnings to Bolsonaro and the Military dominated government he fronts about the sanctity of October’s election, US […]

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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 most tense in decades in the country”. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, OAS (Organisation of American States) and the regional office of […]

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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 follow in the footsteps of predecessor Lyndon Johnson. In a letter to Joe Biden, Brazilian journalist Jamil Chade warned the president of the “historic […]

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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 edition of a manifesto “Project of the Nation” which has circulated in military circles for several years, lays out how it foresees the next […]

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“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 examples in Latin American history that suggest anyone should take such a statement at face value. Over the the past twelve months, National Security […]

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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 professors and jurists warn of “an unprecedented campaign of mistrust and threats” against the country’s superior courts. With the imminent presidential election under explicit […]

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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, and business leaders, Musk also met the commander of the Brazilian Air Force over use of the Alcântara space launch facility, and a satellite […]

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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 attacked the Electoral Court (TSE) again, spoke again about the “secret room”, and demanded military personnel in the investigation process… As October approaches […]

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“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 Forces. “It can no longer be treated as a risk, but rather as a certainty of harm to institutions and the country.” – José Henrique […]

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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 cybersecurity company CySource, in March of this year. Portella was nominated by the Armed Forces, in September of last year, to participate in […]