DEMOCRACY

“There Will Be A Coup”: Newspaper Editor Urges Journalists To Report Imminent Attempt To Sabotage Election

A veteran editor at Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil's biggest newspaper, criticises colleagues for failing to adequately report and prepare the public for an imminent coup attempt by Bolsonaro and the Armed...

Brazilian Armed Forces Sign Deal With Israeli Cybersecurity Firm To Help “Supervise Election”

By Paulo Motoryn. Originally published by Brasil de Fato. General Héber Garcia Portella, Commander of Cyber ​​Defense of the Brazilian Army (ComDCiber), was responsible for signing a cooperation agreement with the Israeli...

Folha de S.Paulo: Bolsonaro Has Coup Planned With Support From Military And Centrão

In August 2021 we reported how Brazil's US-backed military regime (yes, regime) cast a shadow over hopes for the next presidential election. There was clearly a doubt whether it would go ahead...

5 Decades with Lula

On May 1, 1978, the first issue of the Brazilian underground newspaper O Trabalho hit the streets. The paper was the result of the fusion of 4 clandestine Trotskyist organizations with...

Damage Control: CIA Told Bolsonaro “Not To Mess” With Brazil Election, US Government Sources Claim

Through a series of coordinated, limited statements, the United States appears to be distancing itself from Brazilian neofascist president Bolsonaro, the coup-threatened coming election, and its own involvement in the disgraced...

Bolsonaro Refuses EU Observers For October Election

With the 2022 election under a shadow of threats from far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and his military backers, a delegation of EU observers have had their invitation to follow the October...

US Coup Specialist Victoria Nuland Visits Brazil

With an election six months away which promises to be far from business as usual, the notorious US official Victoria Nuland's arrival in Brazil has aroused understandable suspicion. By Nathalia Urban  The US...

Stop Pretending This Is A Normal Election.

Analysis of Brazil’s conjuncture is rendered useless by pretense that the 2022 election is business as usual. On April 9 Brazil’s Workers Party (PT) and the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) held a...

Transparency International: Brazil Court Opens Investigation Of Anti-Corruption NGO

By Brian Mier Brazil's Federal Auditing Court and Public Prosecutors Office have filed to open an investigation against Transparency International and the Brasília district Public Prosecutors Office over allegations of illegal collaboration...

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...

US-backed Moro Secretly Tried To Prevent Dilma’s 2014 Re-Election

New evidence shows how the U.S.-coached judge and presidential hopeful Sergio Moro fabricated a media scandal on the brink of the 2014 election designed to bring down the incumbent president Dilma...

Electoral Court President Admits Dilma Rousseff Was Victim Of A Coup

Supreme Court Minister Luís Roberto Barroso, President of Brazil's Electoral Court has written that common budgetary maneuvers (pedaladas) were only a formal justification for Dilma Rousseff's 2016 overthrow, when the real reason...

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...

Brazil, Kazakhstan and the Grand Chess Board

Like Brazil under Workers Party Governance, Kazakhstan has tried to maintain a balancing act by maintaining good relations with China, Russia, the US and Europe. Like Brazil under the PT, this...

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...

With eye on Brazil, Progressive International launches dedicated election observatory

With elections looming in Chile, Honduras, Colombia and Brazil, the Progressive International is formalising a dedicated election observatory to monitor threats to democracy from the far-right. The initiative follows successful observer...

Vladimir Safatle: There was no election in 2018. Relying on the US is suicide.

In an interview by Leneide Duarte-Plon for Carta Maior, writer, philosophy professor and psychoanalyst Vladimir Safatle spoke of the coming elections and Brazil's democratic collapse. In 2018, Safatle, then a regular columnist...

“But It’s Better Than PT Robbery”: Bolsonaro Torture Sketch Viralises, 3 Years On

An October 2018 sketch in Folha newspaper by screenwriter Antonio Prata is viralising three years after it was published. Putting aside what else is known about the manipulated election it preceded, 'Obsessive-compulsive disorder....

Social Movements March on Brazilian Finance Ministry

A coalition of 6 urban social movements demands the resignation of Paulo Guedes who was recently exposed in the Pandora Papers as profiting personally from his policy of devaluing the Brazilian...

Bolsonaro’s Discreet Charm for the Bourgeoisie

Segments of Brazil's economic-financial elite don't care about the country's institutional corrosion. As long as their interests are met, formal democracy can be raffled off without any problems. by Glauco Faria One of...

UN General Assembly Meets Bolsonaro’s Ideological Chloroquine

You cannot teach a delusional person to use reason. Democracy cannot be taught to a tyrant. by Marcelo Zero President Bolsonaro's so-called "letter of surrender", delivered to the Supreme Court after the failed...

After Sept. 7: Bolsonaro’s Record Disapproval

Beleaguered far right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's attempt to boost popularity through public rallies and fascist threats against government institutions has backfired, as his approval rating falls to a new low. by...

Bombastic Documentary Raises Questions on Bolsonaro Stabbing

New film generates controversy by suggesting it's time to take a deeper look into the September 6th, 2018 stabbing incident of Jair Bolsonaro. by Brian Mier A new documentary by Joaquim de Carvalho...

September 7th, the View from Brasília

The Supreme Court is still operating as usual. The "coup" was getting everyone to think one was about to happen. By Brian Mier On the afternoon of September 6th I headed to Guarulhos...

The saddest independence day of all times – Marcelo Zero.

Regardless of what happens next Tuesday, this September 7th has already gone down in history as the saddest September 7th of all times. By Marcelo Zero Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro  just appropriated Brazil's...

5 years since the 2016 Coup: an Interview with Dilma Rousseff

The 2016 coup was ground zero. It was the inaugural act, but the process continues By Olímpio Cruz Neto Five years after being removed from the Presidency of the Republic during an impeachment...

Jean Marc von der Weid: The Threat of A New Coup

Bolsonaro prays every day for a major crisis, be it Covid-related or out of growing hunger. He hopes the desperation of the people will lead to riots, mayhem, and violence. By Jean...

Bolsonaro’s Coup: The Bolivia Model?

As Brasil Wire has reported, Bolsonaro and his allies played a behind the scenes role in Bolivia’s November 2019 coup. Liszt Vieira argues in Le Monde Diplomatique that the increasingly unpopular...

Brasília Judge ends Lava Jato witch hunt against Lula

Court ruling means Atibaia vacation home case against former President Lula - one of three US DOJ-backed, illegal convictions used to help elect Jair Bolsonaro - can never be reopened. by Brian...

Will September 7th be Brazil’s January 6th?

With social media psyops and white supremacist symbolism, a coalition of Bolsonaro-allied right wing millionaires is working to shut down Brazil's Supreme Court on Independence Day, in what some fear will...
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