CENSORSHIP

Who Killed Leuvis Manuel Olivero?

Leuvis Manuel Olivero was a US citizen, dad, and author critical of the Bolsonaro administration.  Why was he murdered? by Brian Mier In 2011, Leuvis Manuel Olivero, a Dominican immigrant to the US...

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...

BTG-Pactual bank acquires another public database (Censored)

The Brazilian Ministry of Economy pushes a discount buyers club on government workers In an unconstitutional act of censorship, on August 28th a Rio de Janeiro court ordered the independent Brazilian news...

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...

The Silence Of The Media (Censored)

On August 28th, answering a complaint from BTG-Pactual, the financial services corporation founded by Jair Bolsonaro's Finance Minister Paulo Guedes, the independent media site GGN was ordered to pull down 11...

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...

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...

Greenwald accuses Lava Jato judge of terrorism

On Twitter, Glenn Greenwald accused former Lava Jato judge and current Justice Minister Sérgio Moro of practicing terrorism, after he issued a ministerial decree that could be used to deport the...

Lava Jato: “The Narrative Must Be Protected At All Costs”

It is simply the most important geopolitical story of recent times. Documents leaked to the Intercept have led to the exposure of ostensible anti-corruption Operation Lava Jato (Carwash) as a means...

Lula: Brazil is governed by lunatics

“I would stay behind bars for 100 years before I traded my dignity for freedom,” says former President in first interview allowed since imprisonment by Brian Mier It is illegal to deny prisoners...

Censorship: Bolsonaro’s new reform strategy

The Bolsonaro government opts for censorship, violating national transparency laws to hide the fact that it's pro-rich pension reform is unnecessary for the Brazilian population. By Paulo Moreira Leite The Bolsonaro government's...

Guardian Accused Of Whitewashing U.S. Role In Brasil’s Dictatorship

Kathy Swart is a U.S. Professor, Librarian and expert on the information landscape of Latin America. Following the Guardian's publication of this article regarding planned commemorations of Brazil's US-backed 1964 Military...

Media Censors Bolsonaro CIA Visit With Justice Minister

On March 18, on his first official visit to the United States far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited the Headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency. It was outside the President's official...

Army High Command Meets. Lula Stays In Jail. Who Is Running Brasil?

On December 19th 2018, Brazil was sent into a frenzy at the news that Supreme Court Judge Marco Aurélio had accepted a petition from PCdoB (Communist Party of Brazil) that called for...

Send In The Clowns.

"Welcome to the Brazilian Necropolitical Circus." On December 10 2018, the 70th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights, Brazilian President elect Jair Bolsonaro and his Vice, General Mourão, received their...

The Strange Case Of The Guardian & Brasil

"If The Guardian was what it purports to be, Brasil Wire wouldn’t need to exist". The British Newspaper's coverage serves as a case study of how perception of what happened in Brasil became so distorted internationally.  The...

A Call To Boycott Rock In Rio

Rock in Rio is a huge cultural event in Rio de Janeiro; for many people, it’s their one and only chance to see an artist or a band they love. The...

Police raid Brazilian universities, pull down anti-fascist banners

Police officers interrogated professors, banned activities, took down banners and seized hard drives By Pedro Ribeiro Nogueira As Brazil’s runoff elections approach, electoral court authorities and federal and military police officers raided public...

“We will be together, marching forward.”

by Gaía Passarelli. I never thought I'd get here. And sometimes I want to believe that it will not get worse. But then I pinch myself: I did not think Dilma would fall,...

Free Lula Festival Draws 80,000 in Rio de Janeiro

On Saturday night, in front of a crowd of 80,000 and to chants of “Free Lula”, Chico Buarque and Gilberto Gil sang the legendary protest song Cálice for the first time...

Brazilian Fake News Empire Falls, Questions Remain

by Brian Mier On July 25th, Facebook announced that it was shutting down 196 pages connected to the Koch Brothers/Atlas Foundation supported Movimento Brasil Livre (Free Brazil Movement/MBL) a fake news organization...

Brasil Wire Addresses Brazilian Congress

Brasil Wire editor Brian Mier addresses Brazilian Congress on fake news, censorship and the independent media.  On Monday morning, June 19th, I was invited to fly to Brasilia to address Congress on...

Operation Car Wash: A Tale of Two Sergio Moros

Judge Sergio Moro's Curitiba task force, its parallel power and four-year influence on Brazilian politics and economy. By Rodrigo Tacla Duran* Gag. In Portuguese it's a feminine noun that is synonymous with a...

Veering towards totalitarianism, Temer Government silences critics

The Brazilian military took over the state of Rio de Janeiro in 1964 and quickly consolidated its power in a national military coup that ended democratic rule for 25 years. At...

Minister of Education tries to censor University course on 2016 Coup

In a move adding to growing concerns about the state of Brazilian democracy and freedom of expression, Michel Temer's Minister of Education, Mendonça Filho (DEM), has instructed the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office (MPF), the...

UFMG: In Defence Of The Rule Of Law And Public University In Brazil

Two manifestos circulated by North American and European Professors, Intellectuals and Students in support of their Brazilian counterparts, who face a wave of intimidation unseen since the Military Dictatorship of 1964-1985. Those working...

Caetano Veloso & Brasil’s Cultural Wars

On 30th October 2017, there was a new escalation in a cultural conflict which is slowly cauldronizing Brazilian society. Veteran singer songwriter, Caetano Veloso, legend of the Tropicália movement which emerged in a climate of...
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