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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...

Brasil’s fascist “green hens” are back

During the 1930s, Brazilian fascists, called the "Green Hens" by their opponents, beat up communists and  praised God, family and liberal economic policies. In this article Wilson Luiz Müller says they're...

As Lula Emerges From Prison, US Media Ignore How Washington Helped Put Him There

By Brian Mier. The Brazilian Supreme Court reversed a 2018 ruling on November 7, upholding the principle of innocent until proven guilty in the 1988 Constitution and declaring it illegal to jail...

Fear of Lula is fear of democracy

Both the far-right and the "center" are afraid of Lula. It is not because he is a violent radical, but because he represents the possibility of real social, economic and political...

Tories Meet “The Butcher of Rio” And Expand Bolsonaro Ties

By Nathália Urban and John McEvoy. As the Brazilian Amazon burned, edging the global climate towards an irreversible and catastrophic feedback loop, UK Minister of State at the Department for International Trade...

“We don’t need martyrs”

By Nathália Urban On November 1st, Paulo Paulino Guajajara was violently murdered by loggers. Paulino, was a member of the Guardians of the Forest group. The group patrols and protects the Araribóia...

Court blocks political imprisonment of Dilma Rousseff

Federal Police agent who issued arrest warrant for Rousseff is a subordinate and close ally of disgraced Justice Minister Sérgio Moro. The move was blocked by the Attorney General’s Office and the...

Disaster: Brazilian government can’t find oil spill source

2 months into the largest spill in Brazilian history, after gutting environmental protection agencies and silencing scientific research institutes, the government can’t figure out where the oil is coming from. With...

Outrage at Eduardo Bolsonaro as he calls for “a new Dictatorship” if Brazil emulates Chilean Protests

With the Bolsonaro family already shaken by the revelations drawing them closer to the murder of Rio City Congresswoman Marielle Franco, Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro’s comments about an Dictatorial backlash should...

Supreme Court may investigate involvement of Jair Bolsonaro in Marielle Franco’s murder

BREAKING: Globo's Jornal Nacional has reported that one of those involved in the March 14 2018 assassination of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Marielle Franco was in President Jair Bolsonaro's condominium on...

Latin America’s neoliberal governments are turning into police states

The adaptation of repressive measures reveals South America’s neoliberal governments' intentions to transform into police states as an offensive management tactic against violence and inequality. By Marcio Pochmann The 2008 global crisis triggered...

After Chile “Brazil will soon be next” – Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Portuguese Sociologist sees Brazil as the next Latin American country to confront Neoliberalism. In Brazil to participate in the opening of the annual meeting of the National Association of Graduate Studies and...

New book describes how Bolsonaro was elected “by force” – by the Armed Forces

'Os Onze – O STF, seus bastidores e suas crises' reveals further evidence of the Pro-Bolsonaro Soft Coup at the 2018 Election. By André Barrocal, CartaCapital. On Tuesday before Sunday's final vote in the...

Better Than Kissinger: How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. Part Four.

In September 2019, Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington D.C. and the pair announced a new U.S.-Brazil bilateral agreement to open...

Gold Against The Soul: How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. Part Three.

In September 2019, Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington D.C. and the pair announced a new U.S.-Brazil bilateral agreement to open...

Smiling Assassins: How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. Part Two.

In September 2019, Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington D.C. and the pair announced a new U.S.-Brazil bilateral agreement to open...

Rondonia indigenous affairs post destroyed by loggers

A FUNAI inspection post built inside the Karipuna reservation in Rondonia was destroyed by loggers and land thieves. The building had equipment in it including an electrical generator, furniture  and a...

20 ways Lawfare led to Brazil’s State of Exception

The rise of Bolsonaro is the result of a long and systematic process of bending or violating laws for political ends  to  remove one democratically elected president and arrest another. It may...

How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. Part One.

In September 2019, Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington D.C. and the pair announced a new U.S.-Brazil bilateral agreement to open...

Lava Jato Soap Opera Nears Finale

As the Supreme Court invalidates most of the Lava Jato convictions for failing to respect due process, task force members become more and more desperate. by Florestan Fernandes Jr.* The telenovela about former...

Lula refuses to trade dignity for freedom

As former President's case comes up to the Supreme Court, corrupt prosecutor Delton Dallagnol tries to strike a deal to transfer him to semi-open regime. In a note read to the...

Rousseff in El País: “My departure was the opening act in a play that has not ended.”

In an interview with El País, Dilma Rousseff, ousted in 2016, warned “It was a Coup. My departure was the opening act in a play that has not ended." Speaking to the...

Bolsonaro met by protests in New York on eve of UN Assembly

Brazil's far-right President was welcomed in New York on the eve of the opening of the UN General Assembly with demonstrations against his role in the burning of the Amazon rainforest. Monday...

Police killing of 8 year old girl blamed on Rio Governor Witzel

Brazil is still in shock at the killing of an eight-year-old girl, Agatha Vitória Sales Félix, struck in the back by a bullet during a police operation in Complexo do Alemão...

Love it or leave it: Brazil’s reactionary parallel reality

In October 1969 General Emílio Garrastazu Médici assumed the Brazilian Presidency. Whilst measured at that time by a specious economic “miracle” which failed to touch the majority of the population, his tenure...

Michel Temer: “It was a Coup”

During a television interview on September 16th, 2019, former Brazilian President Michel Temer twice referred to the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff as a Golpe (Coup). Dilma Rousseff’s former VP, of the conservative...
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