DEMOCRACY

Steve Bannon Declares War On Lula 

By Nathália Urban  Far-right guru and former White House strategist Steve Bannon has been using his political weight to support Jair Bolsonaro's electoral campaign. Eduardo Bolsonaro, Jair’s congressman son, met Bannon last Tuesday,...

Economist From AS/COA Member Santander Suggests New Coup To Prevent Lula’s Return

Brazil's Workers Party has reacted with indignation to a report from an economist at Banco Santander which openly defended a new coup to prevent former President Lula da Silva from returning...

Claudia Webbe MP: We must stand internationally with Brazilians resisting Bolsonaro

Brazil's mass protests against Bolsonaro and the far-right show that the country is at a tipping point. Our international solidarity is vital for those fighting for social progress, democracy and public...

Bolsonaro Attacks International Left As He Tries To Prove Electoral Fraud

By Nathália Urban  In yet another attempt to discredit the Brazilian electoral system, Bolsonaro claimed without evidence that the left rigged the 2018 elections. In an August 9 interview, the president said:...

Tanks on the streets: who will laugh last?

Many are laughing at Bolsonaro's failure to intimidate Congress, but things could still get a lot worse. by Brian Mier Brazilians woke up yesterday to visions of a nightmare they thought would never...

The Desperation Of The Weak

With a cowardly and pathetic parade, Bolsonaro tried to threaten Brazil's National Congress By Maria do Rosário* The greatest fear of those who try to impose themselves by force, brutality and threats is...

Brazil’s US-Backed Military Regime Casts Shadow Over Hopes For 2022 Election

Without acknowledgement of Brazil's government for what it is - effectively a US-backed military regime - no sense can be made of its recent past nor useful analysis of its coming...

Lava Jato And Bolsonaros Negotiated For Israeli Pegasus Spyware

In an exclusive report by journalist Jamil Chade for UOL it has been revealed that disgraced anti-corruption operation Lava Jato had negotiated with Israeli Cyber weaponry firm NSO for its Pegasus spyware,...

United Republic Of Soybeans: GMO And Neocolonialism In The Southern Cone

The ‘soybeanisation’ of the Paraguayan economy has had a devastating impact on the country’s ecology, rural populations and democratic process, but it has been lucrative for foreign corporations and the domestic...

Nationwide Anti-Bolsonaro Protests Marked For July 24

Leftist unions and social movements promise to put hundreds of thousands on the streets of 400 towns and cities. by Brasil de Fato This past Tuesday (22nd), the group that unifies organizations seeking...

Covid 19 Scandal: Brazilian Military Threatens Senate

Days after visit by CIA director, top military brass attempt to pressure end of corruption investigation against General Eduardo Pazuello and his former aides. By Brian Mier For weeks, millions of Brazilians have...

CIA Director Makes Secret Visit To Crumbling Bolsonaro Government

Background: Shortly after taking office, Jair Bolsonaro became the first Brazilian leader to visit CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. He was accompanied by his Justice Minister Sergio Moro who had jailed...

“International Conspiracy To Overthrow Workers Party Began In 2012” Says Ex Finance Minister

Brazil's former Finance Minister cites 2012 as the moment international capital began conspiring to bring down its left wing government. The same interests, many of which are represented by Council of the...

Bolsonaro’s Printed Vote Proposal Is “Return To Election Fraud”, Says TSE President

President of the TSE (Superior Electoral Court), Luís Roberto Barroso, insists that the printed vote "will be bad for Brazilian democracy". 247 - The president of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), Minister...

Five Years On: Economic And Democratic Fallout From Dilma’s Impeachment

An article published by German news network DW has catalogued Brazil’s descent into the abyss following president Dilma Rousseff's impeachment. So far, very few high profile supporters of the 2016 coup...

James Green On The U.S. And Brazil’s 2022 Elections

U.S. historian James N. Green is a Professor of Modern Latin American History and Professor of Brazilian History and Culture at Brown University, Rhode Island, and National Co-Coordinator of the US...

“A victory for the Law”: Lula Defence Lawyers React To Moro STF Ruling

Former President Lula's defence lawyers Cristiano Zanin Martins and Valeska T. Z. Martins released a short statement following the Brazilian Supreme Court's April 22 ruling to uphold an earlier judgement, making...

Lava Jato dismantled economy for benefit of foreign interests: Supreme Court’s Lewandowski

During the Supreme Court's April 22 decision to try Lava Jato judge Sérgio Moro for judicial bias in his jailing of presidential candidate Lula da Silva in 2018, Minister Ricardo Lewandowski...

“A Sign Of Progress”: How A Tiny Corporate Media Clique Inverted Reality During Brazil’s 2016 Coup

On the fifth anniversary of Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, the role foreign media played in propagandising for it still warrants further investigation. Little of international media coverage of Brazil’s 2016 coup and its...

Le Monde says what we already knew: Lava Jato acted as a US agency in Brazil

Since its inception in 2014, Brasil Wire has published 230 critical articles on Operation Lava Jato, and specifically its relationship with the United States government. Evidence we and Brazilian independent media...

Marisa: The Violence Of Lawfare And The End Of A Lie

On Friday 26th March 2021, TV Globo's flagship news bulletin Jornal Nacional made an admission with serious ramifications. After six years of relentless smears, often briefing direct from the Lava Jato task...

Lula’s full speech after being declared innocent

Ex-president Lula da Silva delivered an historical speech in São Bernardo do Campo, on March 10th, 2021, two days after the annulment of Operation Car Wash convictions. Below is the full transcript. I...

Brazilian Supreme Court Authorizes Investigation of Sergio Moro

For years, the media treated far-right Lava Jato Judge Sergio Moro as a superhero. Now he's facing felony charges by Brian Mier In a landmark ruling on March 23, 2021, the Brazilian Supreme...

“Lula won’t be released before 2018 election” Supreme Court President promised General

The Supreme Court's annulment of former president Lula's convictions, which kept him out of the 2018 election, is forcing re-examination of events that year. Having removed the Workers Party from power...

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...
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