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Brazil’s Power Vacuum: “Nobody wants to conduct a Ghost Train”

The military won't officially take over because nobody wants to be publically associated with the worst government in Brazilian history By Leonardo Attuch Bolsonaro’s pen has less and less ink in it. Every...

Sader: Bolsonaro has been neutralized but Military eyes 2022

"Bolsonaro made threats he couldn’t carry out about replacing the Health Minister and reopening commerce. Now he is isolated and everyone has turned on him, as General Villas Boas admits. He’s...

Attempt to outlaw the Workers Party is latest attack on Brazil’s democracy

An attempt to ban the Workers Party/PT, the most successful political party of Brazil's modern era, is the latest in a sequence of attacks on a democracy under siege. By Nathalia Urban On...

Bolsonaro in the Hague: President faces third denunciation for “genocide and crimes against humanity”

Brazil's far-right President is facing his second set of charges at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. The new second set of charges deals  directly with Coronavirus and the Bolsonaro's Government's...

“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...

“Elderly, Evangelicals, and Rich” falling for Bolsonaro lies about Coronavirus

A  survey by Instituto Quaest reveals that the elderly, evangelicals and the rich are most susceptible to Bolsonaro's lies about Coronavirus. Valor Magazine's Bruno Carazza says that according to the survey data,...

“Brazil Cannot Be Destroyed By Bolsonaro”: Progressive Leaders Demand President’s Resignation

Former presidential candidates Ciro Gomes (PDT), Fernando Haddad (PT), Guilherme Boulos (PSOL), the governor of Maranhão, Flávio Dino (PCdoB), and other progessive leaders have demanded the resignation of Jair Bolsonaro for...

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...

The Governors vs Bolsonaro: An interview with Brian Mier

On the one hand the media is saying, “oh look at this crazy Bolsonaro, he’s insane, look what he is saying about coronavirus,” but he is really just transmitting the goals...

Worms Feed on Corpses: Bolsonaro’s Demented TV Address

by Marcelo Zero. Last night the tapeworm who rules Brazil said something unbelievable. Contradicting science, the WHO and the common sense of Brazil’s governors and all of the serious countries in the world,...

Exposed: The UK’s Secret Meetings With The Bolsonaros

In the first part of this series on British involvement in Brazilian internal affairs it was revealed that the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has deleted its record of correspondence and...

Bolsonaro and Coronavirus: A Tragedy Foretold

"No room for sentiment" said Wall Street insiders in 2018, as their man Jair Bolsonaro ascended to the Brazilian Presidency. In the face of Coronavirus, Brazil's people are now living with...

Olavo de Carvalho, the Guru of Death

By Lucia Helena Issa Olavo de Carvalho, the self-styled philosopher, said yesterday in a video that the coronavirus (which has already infected more than 300 thousand people and killed more than 15...

Attuch: We need to remove Bolsonaro, and a National Emergency Plan

By Leonardo Attuch Since Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta has just announced that Brazil will reach its peak of coronavirus cases in April and this will cause the health system to collapse,...

Self-Isolating Brazil is bringing down its hated President

"We are watching Bolsonaro's presidential mandate evaporate in real time." - Brasil Wire 18/3/2020 The infamous Panelaço, the form of protest where people bang pots and pans from their windows, with their...

Bloomberg surrogate was PR guru for Brazil’s extreme-right leader Bolsonaro

Former Michael Bloomberg aide Arick Wierson, who is pushing the billionaire’s 2020 presidential campaign and attacking Bernie Sanders, helped elect far-right demagogue Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil. By Ben Norton. A Michael Bloomberg surrogate...

No bishops, no captains: Rio Carnaval vs the Far Right

This year’s Rio de Janeiro carnaval parade, which will take place on February 23rd and 24th, shows sings of being one of its most political ever, as voices of Rio’s black...

Dilma Rousseff defends Oscar-nominated Petra Costa

Former President of the Brazilian Republic Dilma Rousseff has publicly defended Academy Award nominated director Petra Costa, who has come under relentless attack from supporters of the 2016 Coup that her...

“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...

An interview with Lula. Part One

In January, 2020, Brasil Wire in partnership with Michael Brooks, host of the Michael Brooks Show, interviewed former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the Workers Party (PT) headquarters in...

In Solidarity With Glenn Greenwald

Lawfare is the strategic use of Law to delegitimise, damage or annihilate an enemy - Valeska Martins Brasil Wire expresses it’s absolute solidarity with Glenn Greenwald, the Rio de Janeiro-based US journalist...

2019: a year of resistance and hope

2019 was a year of vicious attacks and great resistance but we finished it on our feet. It is up to us to gather our strength, intensify our base level organizing...

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...

69% of Rio residents want to move out

Postcard views and beautiful beaches may be nice for tourists, but most Cariocas want to leave.  Governor Wilson Witzel’s violent security policies and fear of organized crime militias are cited as...

UN rules Bolsonaro violated torture treaty

UN ruling deepens Brazil’s credibility crisis on human rights issues Monday, December 16. The United Nations Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture condemned the Bolsonaro government’s policies for failing to prevent torture....

The Tories’ War on Progressive Latin America

Cosying up to Bolsonaro, supporting coup d'états and facilitating crackdowns on human rights - the Tory record in Latin America today tells you why they were so willing to make friends...

Notorious U.S. Intelligence Official Visits Lula Appeal Court

The controversial TRF-4 (4th Regional Federal Court) in Porto Alegre has been hit by fresh scandal, one which re-opens the question of United States interference in Brazilian law enforcement, and its...

São Paulo: Police kill 9 unarmed youth at street party

Scandal grows as smartphone videos show laughing police officers beating unarmed teenagers on a night of 9 deaths. São Paulo Governor João Doria defends the police officers involved by Brian Mier Paraisópolis is...

Lula and democracy at the crossroads

Sooner or later, Brazil, Latin America and the World will have to choose between neoliberalism, fascism and authoritarianism on one side and real, substantive democracy on the other by Marcelo Zero Latin America...

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...
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