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Lula promises to help “free Brazil from the insanity”

Released on Friday, November 8th, after 580 days in political imprisonment in Curitiba, former President Lula posted his first video on Instagram, sending a message to his supporters. “I would like to thank you all for your solidarity from the bottom of my heart and tell you that I am free to help liberate Brazil […]

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Supreme Court renders Lula imprisonment illegal

Last night (11/8/2019) the Brazilian Supreme Court upheld the principal of innocent until proven guilty from the 1988 Constitution and ruled that it is illegal to imprison defendants until their appeals process has fully played out. The decision effectively reverses a ruling from April 5, 2018. That ruling – made the day after General Vilas […]

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Justice for Lula, Peace for Brazil

On the day in which the Brazilian Supreme Court  returns to deliberations over whether it will uphold the 1988 Constitution and respect defendants’ rights to await their appeals verdicts in freedom (which they made an exception to in order to facilitate Lula’s imprisonment last year), a group of 14 of Brazil’s top artists and intellectuals […]

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Illegally privatised Brazilian companies can be repossessed, politician warns

In Curitiba, former Senator from the center-right MDB party Roberto Requião reminds the public that purchasing stolen property from an illegitimate government is a crime and this opens the legal door for future governments to repossess privatized companies with no compensation.  Investors will have to return privatized Brazilian assets November 10th. Roberto Requião, former senator from […]

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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 the Brazilian left emulate what has happening in Chile, has placed him at risk of official punishment, a prison sentence and loss of his […]

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Celso Amorim: Argentina’s change will spread across the continent

In an interview in Buenos Aires with journalist Mario Vitor Santos, the former Brazilian Foreign Relations Minister Celso Amorim said that it is an important convergence of events that Alberto Fernandez’ victory in the Argentine presidential race would fall on Lula’s birthday. “Neoliberalism is being defeated because it does not correspond with the desire of […]

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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 reactions in Latin American economies that were distinct from those adapted in reaction to the Great Depression of 1929. At that time, […]

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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 Research in Education (ANPED), at Fluminense Federal University (UFF), the Portuguese sociologist Boaventura de Sousa Santos harshly criticized the government of Jair Bolsonaro, […]

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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 2018 election, there was a meeting in the Superior Electoral Court between court judges and the then-general at the head of government […]

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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 up the Amazon Rainforest to private sector development. Araújo called the agreement “…the Holy Grail of Brazil’s foreign policy, at least for the private sector”. Behind […]