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Eduardo Bolsonaro “War Council” Visit Triggers Investigation

Brazilian senatorial inquiry launched into the congressman's participation in Washington D.C. planning meeting for January 6 Capitol invasion. by Brian Mier A Brazilian Senate inquiry has just been filed, demanding clarification from Foreign...

Lava Jato Dies, Lula Is Reborn: Behind The Supreme Court Ruling

By Brian Mier On March 8th, Brazilian Supreme Court Minister Edson Fachin dismissed all Lava Jato related charges against former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. The ruling came as a surprise...

NYT Fails to Examine Its Participation in Brazil’s ‘Biggest Judicial Scandal’

By Brian Mier. Originally published at FAIR. The Brazilian Supreme Court on March 8 dismissed all charges against former President Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva made during the Lava Jato investigation, a...

Free Private Cities: Brazil’s New Libertarian Dystopia

An international Libertarian organisation is behind proposals to privatise Brazilian cities, creating vast luxury condominiums for the most wealthy, and removing democratic rights from their citizens. Brazil's federal government has been quietly exploring...

Supreme Court Reveals International Funding Behind Attacks On Brazil’s Democracy

Minister Dias Toffoli has revealed the Supreme Court is investigating international funding behind the far-right "hate office", a network engaged in an ongoing campaign against Brazil's democratic institutions. The network were active...

Pandora’s box: Geopolitics of the Brazilian Coup d’État and its Consequences

Originally published by Transcience Journal following Jair Bolsonaro's election, the following paper is a thorough and essential overview of Brazil's long coup, the geopolitics and hybrid warfare behind it, by Professor Dr. Carlos...

José Genoino: “Military won’t leave power in 2022”

José Genoino, former guerrilla, federal deputy and ex-president of the Workers' Party, has spoken about how Jair Bolsonaro was the Military's strategy to return to government without a traditional coup, and...

Lava Jato acted like a “death squad” and “put Stasi to shame” says Supreme Court Judge

In an interview with UOL, Supreme Court Judge Gilmar Mendes has launched a scathing attack on Sérgio Moro and the Operation Lava Jato task force. The judge compared the Lava Jato task...

No Tanks On The Streets: Brazilian General Villas Bôas Admits Military Behind Coup

Military string pulling in Brazil’s “long coup” which returned them to government becomes clearer with confessions from the now terminally ill former head of the armed forces who oversaw it. Through an...

Biden urged to abandon U.S. agreements with far-right Bolsonaro regime

United States President Joe Biden has been urged to abandon U.S. agreements with Brazil's far-right Bolsonaro regime. A policy document, put together by experts on Brazil's situation in academia, social movements, solidarity...

Covid 19 and the right to the Brazilian city

The following speech was given by Brasil Wire editor Brian Mier on a World Social Forum webinar entitled: The Right to the City: Towards Social and Ecological Justice, which was hosted...

Lula speaks of U.S. power behind Bolsonaro in new documentary

In an interview for a new documentary, former Brazil president Lula explains how the United States government and corporations benefited from anti-corruption operation Lava Jato, while damaging the sovereignty of Brazil...

Benedita da Silva’s 50 year fight for racial justice

The veteran congresswoman and civil rights leader speaks about her role in the 2020 municipal elections and  the record number of newly elected Afro-Brazilian city councilors and mayors. By Brian Mier Brazil’s 2020...

Interview: Curitiba City Councilor Carol Dartora

"We view the state of Parana as a laboratory for all of Bolsonaro’s worst ideas," says Dartora, who is the first Afro-Brazilian woman elected in the 327 year history of the...

Interview: Bruna Rodrigues and the fight against necropolitics

When we say that black lives matter we are saying that we can no longer accept the fact that 83 young black men die every day in Brazil Interview by Brian Mier On...

2020 Mayoral Elections: Far Right Crumbles, Left Makes Progress

By Brian Mier On November 29th, residents of 57 of Brazil’s largest cities voted on second round mayoral elections. In a process that was certainly influenced by the Covid 19 pandemic, the...

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...

Temer Reveals Military Hand In Brazil’s 2016 Coup

A new ghostwritten book by Michel Temer reveals that the then Vice President held a series of previously undisclosed meetings with Brazilian Military chiefs during the year or more leading up to Dilma...

US Election: What’s at stake for Brazil

If the US has been the number one enemy of democracy and freedom in Latin America for the past century, why would a new President make any difference? By Brian Mier In a...

“Political Midas” João Santana, forgotten casualty of the coup, breaks silence

Former journalist and rock musician João Santana ascended to become one of Brazil's most influential people, a high profile political strategist with his unique talents in demand at home and abroad. He...

Bolivian presidential frontrunner attacks Bolsonaro for interference in his country

"President Jair Bolsonaro must give an explanation to Bolivians for the actions of interference in the sovereignty of the country, anti-democratic and non-diplomatic, of their embassy in Bolivia." - Luis Arce, MAS-IPSP...

RenovaBR: The Privatisation of Brazilian Politics

Launched in October 2017, "leadership training and civic engagement initiative" RenovaBR claims to be a response to endemic corruption in politics. Through the "selection and preparation of future leaders", the neoliberal organisation,...

The people of Brazil must know they do not stand alone

By Claudia Webbe MP At the time of writing (August 26), Brazil has the second most cases (3,622,861) and deaths (115,309) from Coronavirus in the world. Many health experts believe these already horrendous...

No Comparison: Walesa and Lula are different as night and day

Unlike Walesa, Lula never lost his class consciousness or political commitment August 31st marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the Gdansk shipyard wildcat strike, led by Lech Walesa, who went...

The day Bolsonaro decided to send troops to the Supreme Court

Journalist Monica Gugliano reveals in Revista Piauí that on May 22, 2020, Brazil’s far-right president wanted to send soldiers to shut down the Supreme Court and replace its ministers, demonstrating how...

Supreme Court: US-backed Judge Moro interfered in 2018 election to elect Bolsonaro

 On a day of important victories for former President Lula at Brazil’s Supreme Court, it was concluded that disgraced “anti-corruption hero” and former Bolsonaro Justice Minister, Sérgio Moro, acted to influence...

Moro 2030? STF Proposes to block judiciary from politics for 8 years

A new law proposed by the Supreme Court President would quarantine judges and prosecutors from electoral candidacy for up to 8 years, to prevent using politicised trials to generate political popularity....

How did they let Lava Jato go so far?

How were a group of public prosecutors allowed to report directly to agents from other countries, and why were these illegal actions endorsed by Brazil's governmental institutions? by Luis Nassif In a clear...
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