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Power, Corruption And Lies: 3 Weeks In, Bolsonaro Regime Is Falling Apart

As Brazil's Neofascist President Jair Bolsonaro and his Justice and Security Minister Sérgio Moro address the World Economic Forum at Davos, on the fight against corruption and need for unrestricted foreign...

Media Watch: The Strange Return Of Coup-Denial

Two competing narratives on Brazil: one says Dilma Rousseff was deposed in a procedural Coup d'état and Lula's imprisonment is to stop him becoming President again. The other says that all...

Inside The Lair Of Fu Manchu

To his political adversaries and their supporters, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacia Lula da Silva is the chief of the biggest crime organisation in human history. To them, da Silva is a...

Lava Jato gifts $3 Billion to US Investors

On January 3rd the mixed ownership, Brazilian Petroleum company Petrobras, announced a the largest settlement by a foreign company ever made with North American shareholders, who claim to have lost money because...

The Inglorious Fall of William Waack

In 2006, Globo TV's senior news editor Ali Kamel wrote a book called "We are not racists", in which he argued that, despite all the statistics that prove otherwise, there is...

3 years of Brasil Wire

To mark 3 years since the registration of brasilwire.com on 12th August 2014, this is a selected chronology of some of our most read and/or most important stories. Our emphasis was on missing...

If UK Media wrote about the UK like it does Latin America

As the May regime collapses into economic chaos and repression, what hope now for the British people?   Following a disastrous and disputed General election in which she could not secure a democratic mandate,...

We have to talk about João Doria

He's a political insider who pretends to be an outsider. He is a businessman prone to hysterical twitter meltdowns, who has fired staff live on Facebook, legally harasses his critics and,...

This is Hell Radio: Chuck Mertz Interviews Brian Mier 8/4/17

Chuck Mertz: I am going to start by getting you angry about the New York Times. There have been protests of late in Brazil, but according to the New York Times...

Bernardet: “We are watching the systematic dismantling of an emerging power”

By Jean-Claude Bernardet A programmed decay. The BRICS are unacceptable. The BRICS Bank, which operates with various currencies, including the dollar, is unacceptable. A support fund (like an IMF for emergent nations) is...

#15M: The Big Hush

When an estimated one million people took to the streets across Brazil on #15M - March 15 2017, to protest Michel Temer's unelected Government and their radical reforms to pensions and...

The Balkanisation of Brasil?

The effect of Temer's Government and its regional allies austerity and public security policies on the everyday life of Brazilians is being felt, in some parts of the country more than others....

Brasil & Latin America have a friend in Jeremy Corbyn

The activist group Democracy for Brasil UK met with the Latin community and the leader of the British Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday April 30th (eve of the May 1 Workers Day celebrations) at the Momentum Latino launch in London. It denounced the attempted Coup...

Something changed.

This week, embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff invited correspondents from large global media organisations, some of which her administration had previously snubbed, to a special press conference to address International Media about...

Jean Wyllys – About spitting on a fascist…

As Dilma Rousseff's legally dubious impeachment process moves forward Brasil will now go 20 days without a President. If her impeachment is voted through in the Senate, military dictatorship era São Paulo...

Lula & The Trite Theatre Of Lava Jato

The depiction of Operation Lava Jato as an apolitical moral crusade, a new essentialist myth and a natural phase in the country's development, is a divisive one in Brazil but nevertheless...

‘Carnaval Is Cancelled’ & 6 Other Brazilian Apocalyptic Favourites

Why is it that everything that happens in Brasil seems to be reported like an existential threat & why do foreign outlets so often get it so wrong? Here's some examples from the...

We Rule The School

Exclusive Brasil Wire video on the Student Protests. https://vimeo.com/150119326 TV Folha's video which was pulled from air. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uFXN_KNFIs In Brazil's richest state, Governor orders military police to attack teenagers for protesting school closures. I am in...

Rio Doce: Brasil’s Worst Environmental Disaster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmR_P6E1bTI The vast beach at Regencia was virtually abandoned. Instead of the usual tourists to one of the most important nature reserves along the Espirito Santo coast, a few desperate and sad...
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