CRIME

“Amazon Mafia”: Bolsonaro Loyalists Named By Police Agent

By Rede Brasil Atual Federal Police agent Alexandre Saraiva has made serious allegations about the involvement of Bolsonarista politicians with what he called the "Crime Lobby" in the Amazon. Among those mentioned...

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...

Bolsonaro’s Private Parallel Spy Agency

A recently deceased ally of Jair Bolsonaro had exposed his plan to operate a "parallel intelligence agency" in a live television interview. Details of how the network operates, and its targets,...

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...

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...

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...

Marielle Franco would have turned 40 today

500 days after the socialist city councilwoman's assassination, the people who ordered her killing are still at large On Saturday, July 27th, Congressman Marcelo Freixo (PSOL-Rio de Janeiro) published a video of...

PT: Congress will investigate Bolsonaro’s cocaine jet

With assassins, militia leaders and drug traffickers all circulating within the security zone around President Bolsonaro it's time to investigate, says PT Congressional Leader Paulo Pimenta. On Wednesday, June 26th, PT's...

SOS Rio: Military Police kill 434 in 2019

Bolsonaro ally Governor Wilson Witzel's Military Police are now killing 5 people a day. Most victims are Afro-Brazilian youth. Many are being killed execution style with gunshots at close range to...

RJ Governor orders helicopter snipers: Police kill 13

Rio De Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel orders use of helicopter snipers in poor communities and police break 20 year record for killing civilians. On Sunday, May 5, a video appeared on...

Early Doubts Emerge About Temer Arrest

"In whose interests is Temer's arrest at this moment?" - Lawyer Patrick Mariano questions the methods of the operation and raises doubts about the legality of the arrest of the former president. By Leonardo Fernandes...

Rio Judge orders arrest of Michel Temer

With two former governors in jail, the Rio de Janeiro justice system continues its efforts to dismantle the PMDB party. On March 21, Rio de Janeiro Judge Marcelo Bretas, a friend of...

Bolsonaro, Militias and Marielle Franco: What We Know

As the net around Marielle Franco's killers tightens, more and more evidence is pointing to an extermination group that has a relationship with the Bolsonaro family. Who ordered the killing of...

Police arrest Bolsonaro neighbor in Marielle Franco killing

Suspect Ronnie Lessa, a former Military Policeman, lived in luxury condo within yards of the President's home.  At 4 AM on the morning of March 12, the Rio de Janeiro Civil Police...

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...

Assassination plot against PSOL Congressman Freixo

Reports have emerged that PSOL's newly elected Federal Deputy, Marcelo Freixo, elected in October is the target of an assassination plot by a paramilitary group from Rio de Janeiro's West Zone. "This isn't...

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...

New Rio governor wants snipers

Rio police killed over 1000 people last year. Now Jair Bolsonaro's neofascist gubernatorial ally says he wants police snipers to assassinate low level drug traffickers in favelas. By Gabriel Deslandes The new...

Psyops: Images from Bolsonaro’s illegal WhatsApp campaign

Bolsonaro's illegal slush-fund financed social media campaign appears too sophisticated for his tiny political party to be doing on its own.   By Brian Mier On the Friday before the October 7 Brazilian presidential...

Military Operation in Maré: Harassment, Illegality and Murder

The action lasted over 14 hours, leaving one dead, dozens of injured and thousands of angry citizens. As Rio de Janeiro's military occupation reaches the 6 month mark, all analysis points...

“Lots of Gunfire, Little Intelligence”: Rio’s Military Failure

Deaths in massacres have increased while arms apprehensions have dropped, according to data from the Candido Mendes University Center for Security and Citizenship Studies' (CESeC) Military Intervention Observatory. Five months after the...

PT: Trump Should Be Tried in International Criminal Court

"The images of children locked in cages remind us of Nazi concentration camps." In April, 2018, The Partido dos Trabalhadores (Workers' Party/PT) became the largest Bloc in Brazilian Congress, with 60 representatives....

62,500 murders: most violent year in Brazilian history

New data shows homicides increased during coup year of 2016. Most victims were Afro-Brazilian males. By Brian Mier Wednesday, June 6 marked the release of the most comprehensive annual study of national and...

Rio isn’t Brasil’s most dangerous city, so why the military occupation?

When I first moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1991 tens of thousands of homeless families lived in cardboard boxes in Copacabana and locals would take a taxi to travel as...

Intervention in Rio is one more outrage by Temer

The Central Unica de Trabalhadores (Unified Workers Central/CUT) is the largest union federation in Latin America, with around 8 million members. In January, working together with its social movement and union...

Corrupt: Lava Jato & Sergio Moro’s Sentence Reduction Industry

Lava Jato investigation Prosecutor/Judge Sergio Moro is embroiled in a million dollar cash for sentence reduction scheme. For the past 2 years some of the most prestigious newspapers and think tanks in the...

‘Cadeia Velha’ and the tentacles of Rio’s PMDB

In an exclusive contribution to Brasil Wire, an established Rio de Janeiro journalist using the pseudonym Luiz Matheus exposes how the internal battle within the ruling national PMDB party is upturning...

Joesley: An Opportunistic Apology

On May 18 as part of a corruption investigation that was not directly related to Operation Car Wash, Joesley Batista, a director of JBS, the world's largest meat packing corporation, dropped...

A Carnival of Chaos

The coup has transformed Brazil into a carnival of chaos and a parade of instability where samba drums have the rhythm of a planned insanity. There have been cuts to the education...

Judge Teori: 10 Reasons To Doubt The “Perfect Tragedy”

The first piece translated & published in partnership with Outras Palavras explores the disturbing circumstances around the plane crash which killed 5 people, including the Supreme Court's rapporteur to anti-corruption operation Lava Jato (Car...
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