AUTHORITARIANISM

Why Bolsonaro’s Auto-Coup Will Fail: An Interview With Manuel Gerson

Since 1932, Brazil's elections have been managed by an electoral court system which establishes rules for and regulates the entire voting process, with the power to audit campaign finances and punish...

Stephen Fry Interview: “Everything I feared about Bolsonaro came true”

I really did feel that for the first time in my life I'd been in the presence of something quite frighteningly evil An interview by Brian Mier British actor, director and author Stephen...

Letter To Brazilians In Defense Of The Democratic Rule Of Law

An open letter in defense of Brazil's democracy against the Bolsonaro government's preemptive attempt to sabotage this year's elections, drafted by the São Paulo Federation of Industries (FIESP) has quickly gathered...

Brazil’s Coup May Come After Lula Takes Office

In 2023, the bolsonarista horde, kept mobilized by the discourse of electoral fraud, may return to the streets demanding the deposition of the new “illegitimately elected” president. By Marcelo Zero Bolsonaro has been...

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: 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...

What Made Bruno And Dom Targets?

When the monsters that govern Brazil today thought they had put an end to  resistance against the invasion of indigenous lands after transforming Funai into a militarized anti-indigenous foundation, Bruno reinvented...

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...

Vargas Llosa And The Autocratic Involution Of Liberalism

By Atilio Borón I must admit, Vargas Llosa is, as Jorge Luis Borges would say, "incorrigible." The passage of time is implacable and in his case, unlike others, it has accelerated his...

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...

‘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 has nothing...

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...

Bolsonaro Refuses EU Observers For October Election

With the 2022 election under a shadow of threats from far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and his military backers, a delegation of EU observers have had their invitation to follow the October...

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...

With eye on Brazil, Progressive International launches dedicated election observatory

With elections looming in Chile, Honduras, Colombia and Brazil, the Progressive International is formalising a dedicated election observatory to monitor threats to democracy from the far-right. The initiative follows successful observer...

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...

Bolsonaro’s Discreet Charm for the Bourgeoisie

Segments of Brazil's economic-financial elite don't care about the country's institutional corrosion. As long as their interests are met, formal democracy can be raffled off without any problems. by Glauco Faria One of...

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...

After Sept. 7: Bolsonaro’s Record Disapproval

Beleaguered far right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's attempt to boost popularity through public rallies and fascist threats against government institutions has backfired, as his approval rating falls to a new low. by...

Bombastic Documentary Raises Questions on Bolsonaro Stabbing

New film generates controversy by suggesting it's time to take a deeper look into the September 6th, 2018 stabbing incident of Jair Bolsonaro. by Brian Mier A new documentary by Joaquim de Carvalho...

September 7th, the View from Brasília

The Supreme Court is still operating as usual. The "coup" was getting everyone to think one was about to happen. By Brian Mier On the afternoon of September 6th I headed to Guarulhos...

The saddest independence day of all times – Marcelo Zero.

Regardless of what happens next Tuesday, this September 7th has already gone down in history as the saddest September 7th of all times. By Marcelo Zero Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro  just appropriated Brazil's...

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...
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