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Bolsonaro And The CIA Conspire Against “New Pink Tide” In South America

A picture is emerging of the agenda being pursued by CIA director William J. Burns on his classified visit to the Bolsonaro government. By Nathalia Urban  As reported yesterday, the CIA Director William...

Lava Jato: Sergio Moro’s 7 Crimes of Judicial Bias

Update 23/6/21: Brazil's Supreme Court has re-confirmed its March 2021 ruling that Sergio Moro acted with bias in his prosecution of Lula as part of the US-orchestrated Lava Jato investigation. by Brian...

The Beginning Of The End: #29M Anti-Bolsonaro Protests

On Saturday May 29, 2021, Brazil saw its biggest public mobilisations since the Coronavirus pandemic began. Hundreds of thousands of protesters, organised in 213 cities nationwide, took to the streets against the...

Five Years On: Economic And Democratic Fallout From Dilma’s Impeachment

An article published by German news network DW has catalogued Brazil’s descent into the abyss following president Dilma Rousseff's impeachment. So far, very few high profile supporters of the 2016 coup...

Anti-Bolsonaro Activist Rodrigo Pilha Tortured In Jail

By Nathalia Urban Political prisoner since March 18 for protesting with a banner reading "Bolsonaro Genocida", the Workers' Party (PT) activist, Rodrigo Grassi Cademartori, known as Rodrigo Pilha, has been subjected to...

To Carrefour, black man’s life worth less than dog

Pressure mounts on French corporation after it deposits an unsolicited R$1.1 million in account of widow of Beto Freitas, the Afro-Brazilian man who was brutally murdered by Carrefour security guards in...

Lava Jato’s devil’s deal with the private sector

A new video shows the Lava Jato task-force forging a plea bargain testimony to help one side in a private sector legal battle, in order to harass defense firms that represented...

Inspired by Trump, Bolsonaro is far worse

U.S. anthropologist Maxine L. Margolis looks at the similarities between the far right leaders Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro, and how the Brazilian has gone beyond the chaos wrought by his...

CNN, Banking and Business Leaders Applaud Bolsonaro At Lavish Dinner

On 7th March 2021, hours after Brazil broke 4000 deaths per day from Covid-19, far-right president Jair Bolsonaro held a lavish dinner in São Paulo for business, banking and media leaders...

Brazil’s Civil Society Demands Biden End Behind-Closed-Doors Meetings With Bolsonaro Regime

199 Brazilian networks and civil society organisations have written an open letter to the United States Government urging it to end behind-closed-doors negotiations with the Bolsonaro regime. Read the letter in...

Former US Embassy advisor and Bolsonaro aide accused of White Supremacist gesture

Filipe Martins, special foreign policy advisor to President Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of making a white supremacist hand gesture during a speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo during...

Genocide.

It will be assumed by many outside that to describe Brazil's pandemic as genocide is an exaggeration. Unfortunately it isn't. From suppressing vaccines to refusing Brazilian states and municipalities the right...

Eduardo Bolsonaro “War Council” Visit Triggers Investigation

Brazilian senatorial inquiry launched into the congressman's participation in Washington D.C. planning meeting for January 6 Capitol invasion. by Brian Mier A Brazilian Senate inquiry has just been filed, demanding clarification from Foreign...

Quarter of a million dead: Calls for Bolsonaro to go chime louder

By Claudia Webbe MP At the end of last week, Brazil passed two devastating landmarks with regards to the Coronavirus pandemic. On the same day as the official death figures from Covid-19 passed...

Free Private Cities: Brazil’s New Libertarian Dystopia

An international Libertarian organisation is behind proposals to privatise Brazilian cities, creating vast luxury condominiums for the most wealthy, and removing democratic rights from their citizens. Brazil's federal government has been quietly exploring...

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...

Lava Jato Hacker Walter Delgatti speaks

Facing a 300 year prison sentence, the man who hacked into chats between Judge Sergio Moro and the Curitiba Lava Jato task-force explains why he did it and why he is...

Pandora’s box: Geopolitics of the Brazilian Coup d’État and its Consequences

Originally published by Transcience Journal following Jair Bolsonaro's election, the following paper is a thorough and essential overview of Brazil's long coup, the geopolitics and hybrid warfare behind it, by Professor Dr. Carlos...

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...

Bolsonaro’s Neoliberal Disaster: An Interview With Esther Dweck

"The Bolsonaro government's social and economic policies will have a huge negative impact on Brazil's future. We are actually already seeing this, based on what's happening right now." With Brazil's far right...

Biden urged to abandon U.S. agreements with far-right Bolsonaro regime

United States President Joe Biden has been urged to abandon U.S. agreements with Brazil's far-right Bolsonaro regime. A policy document, put together by experts on Brazil's situation in academia, social movements, solidarity...

Covid 19 and the right to the Brazilian city

The following speech was given by Brasil Wire editor Brian Mier on a World Social Forum webinar entitled: The Right to the City: Towards Social and Ecological Justice, which was hosted...

The Pau D’arco Massacre: A History of Impunity, Persecution and Death

By Nathalia Urban On May 24, 2017, nine men and one woman were shot dead by civilian and military police in a camp of landless rural workers located on the Santa Lúcia...

Lula speaks of U.S. power behind Bolsonaro in new documentary

In an interview for a new documentary, former Brazil president Lula explains how the United States government and corporations benefited from anti-corruption operation Lava Jato, while damaging the sovereignty of Brazil...

Bolsonaro’s Brazil aided repression of Chile’s 2019 protests, documents show

After conspiring in favour of the coup against Bolivia's Evo Morales, aiding its protagonists, and making unprovoked attacks on the governments of Argentina and Venezuela, newly disclosed documents have revealed that...

Bolivian presidential frontrunner attacks Bolsonaro for interference in his country

"President Jair Bolsonaro must give an explanation to Bolivians for the actions of interference in the sovereignty of the country, anti-democratic and non-diplomatic, of their embassy in Bolivia." - Luis Arce, MAS-IPSP...

Crivella’s Guardians: hired goons attack reporters in Rio

Rio de Janeiro's Mayor under investigation for ordering staff to attack reporters covering the pandemic by Luiz Matheus* Imagine that the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, was caught organizing a scheme with his...

Censorship: Rio Court Attacks Freedom of the Press

A Rio de Janeiro Judge censors 11 investigative stories about corporate data mining by veteran journalist Luis Nassif. It's not the first time conservatives have tried to silence him by Brian Mier On...

The people of Brazil must know they do not stand alone

By Claudia Webbe MP At the time of writing (August 26), Brazil has the second most cases (3,622,861) and deaths (115,309) from Coronavirus in the world. Many health experts believe these already horrendous...

Bolsonaro son gave list of Brazilian anti-fascists to US Embassy

Effectively acting as a U.S. informant, Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro delivered dossier listing the names and details of 1000 Brazilian anti-fascists to the United States, according to ally. The close relationship between the...
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