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Tucker/Fox Rally Behind Bolsonaro

From Rio de Janeiro, son of former Voice of America chief invents new cold war narrative. by Brian Mier Multi-millionaire Fox News host Tucker Carlson, son of former Voice of America and USIA...

Lula Gains Access To US/Lava Jato Partnership Info

Lula has been exonerated from all Lava Jato charges, but the investigation into the US role in the greatest travesty of justice in Brazilian history continues. By Brian Mier This week Brazil's Superior...

Brazil Elections 2022: Greenwald debates Mier

On January 24, Brasil Wire editor Brian Mier appeared on Eoin Higgins podcast, Flashpoint, to present his analysis of Brazilian Congressman David Miranda and his husband Glenn Greenwald's abandonment of the...

Elections 2022: And They’re Off…

The candidates have not been officially declared for this year's Brazilian presidential elections but we all know who they are, and they can be divided into two categories... By Brian Mier I moved...

Brazilian elections – A day of shame for the far right

As the PT and Brazilian left made modest gains, the Bolsonaro coalition imploded By Brian Mier On Sunday, November 15, over 147 million Brazilians went to the polls in the largest round of...

Election Day: A Left Challenge in Bolsonaro’s home town

The Bolsonaro family stronghold of Eldorado is a bastion of conservatism but on this election day they might lose control of the local government by Brian Mier Eldorado is a small town in...

Municipal elections promise gains for left, losses for Bolsonaro

Sunday’s elections promise to provide solid, but not breathtaking advances for the Brazilian left. On the other hand, all signs show that it will be a day of huge losses...

Bolsonaro and the Institutionalization of Necropolitics

One part of Bolsonaro's supporters believe in a democracy on paper and a dictatorship on the streets. Another part of his supporters openly defends the return of the military to power. By...

Accused Of Electoral Fraud, Bolsonaro Could Face Disqualification

By Lu Sudré. An investigative story published by the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo today proves that companies are paying for WhatsApp bulk messaging services to spread fake news and attack ads...

Thanks to the Northeast, Haddad faces Bolsonaro in second round

The most fraught election since re-democratisation ended with extreme-right Jair Bolsonaro on 46,03%, short of a first round victory, to the relief of progressive democratic forces in Brasil and the region...

Ciro Gomes: Brasil’s best chance for a developmentalist left turn?

by Karina Patrício and Thomas Cooper Patriota. The first round of the forthcoming Brazilian presidential election is set to take place on 7 October 2018. This is probably the most unpredictable election since redemocratisation,...

Bolsonaro says he won’t respect electoral defeat

On the eve of the #EleNão protests, as military police raid communist party headquarters across Minas Gerais, neo-fascist candidate Jair Bolsonaro tells reporter he will not respect the election results unless...

MST: Brazilian election is a class struggle

“Our weapon is our vote….We need to elect people who are committed to the working class, instead of their own individual interests or mediocre vanity,” says MST leader João Pedro Stedile by...

UN’s Sarah Cleveland on Lula & Brasil’s International Obligations

UN Human Rights Committee Vice President Sarah Cleveland on the recent order for Brasil to respect Lula's right to run for President, and the repercussions of Brasil's break with the UN...

Lula Candidacy barred despite UN Ruling/International Uproar

Former São Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad expected to take Lula's place amidst worries that any leading candidate from the left will be barred on frivolous charges in order to protect US-supported...

45 days before election, TV Globo erases the leading candidate

On Thursday 23 August, TV Globo's flagship Jornal Nacional news programme ran segments following the campaigns of Presidential Candidates Marina Silva (Rede), Geraldo Alckmin (PSDB), Jair Bolsonaro (PSL), and Ciro Gomes (PDT)....

Savage Capitalism, Repackaged: Itau Bank’s “Partido Novo”

In late 2013  the formation of a new Brazilian Political Party was announced, called literally Partido Novo (New Party). Initially and opportunistically presented as if emerging from the protests that had swept...

On brink of election, judiciary targets Lula VP Haddad

With Lula jailed, his Workers Party vice presidential candidate, and would be substitute, Fernando Haddad is now being bombarded with legal actions from the stronghold of political arch enemies PSDB. In simpler...

After Marina confrontation, Bolsonaro abandons TV debates

Following his performance on Band and RedeTV televised Presidential debates, fascist candidate Jair Bolsonaro has decided to abandon participation in the further seven before Brazilians go to the polls on October 7th. If...

Cabo Daciolo And The Quest For URSAL

Irrelevant fringe candidates always deliver the biggest laughs in Brazilian Presidential elections. In 2014 they had Levy Fidelix, in 2018, they have Cabo Daciolo. During the regular televised Presidential debates, which are...

Boulos vs Bolsonaro: “All of Brasil knows you’re male chauvinist, racist and homophobic”

PSOL Presidential Candidate Guilherme Boulos opened the first televised Presidential debate, on 9th August on the Band Network, with a greeting for former President Lula, and denunciation of  both his controversial absence and...

Brasil’s Progressives See New Hope In “Triple Candidacy” Of Lula, Haddad and Manuela.

Faced with continuation of Temer's Post-Coup programme of extreme austerity, discarded rights and bargain sell-off of the country's resources, be it under right-winger Geraldo Alckmin or actual fascist Jair Bolsonaro, the...

“What are you afraid I will say?” says Lula

"An illegitimate government in its final months of power hurries to liquidate as much of the nation’s assets and sovereignty as possible – the pre-salt petroleum reserves, gas pipelines, energy distribution companies...

CUT/Vox Poll: At 39%, Lula would win Presidency in First Round

Ex-President Lula has more voter intention than the sum of his 13 closest rivals in the new poll. Even if there were a second round, he would beat any other candidate. In...

Collor2018: The Impossible Dream

Elected in 1989, the Presidency of Fernando Collor de Mello was supposed to herald a new dawn of modernity and openness for Brasil. With the kind of slick image later adopted by other politicians of his...

Campaign urges US University to cancel Bolsonaro appearance

Update 7/10/17: The Campaign has issued a response to the person responsible for Bolsonaro's invitation Dr. Mark Langevin, a specialist on US-Brazil energy relations and security, who had defended the move....

Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff is often regarded as a great unknown outside of Brasil but she has been an active force in official politics since the mid 1970s when she attended meetings organised...

Aécio Neves

Aécio Neves, was first senator, then governor of the South Eastern state of Minas Gerais. His governorship of Minas Gerais was regarded as a success on some levels, although his Brazilian Social...

Luciana Genro

by Ana Rezende dos Anjos In Brasil, election campaigning can be very frustrating for voters. Candidates will often choose a general topic where there are disagreements, and debate that to exhaustion. This...

Eduardo Jorge

PV (Green Party) presidential candidate Eduardo Jorge has for some been the highlight of this Presidential Campaign, with his intellect & consistency during televised debates impressing many across the political spectrum. Eventually...
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