ECONOMY

With 33 Million Brazilians Hungry, Lula Condemns Energy Privatisation

Bolsonaro's 11th hour privatisation of state energy giant Eletrobrás has provoked dismay, despite neoliberal efforts to spin it positively. Former president Lula connects the cut-price sell off directly with Brazil's hunger...

Bolsonaro’s Eletrobrás Privatization Buries Vargas Era

The 2016 coup, which started with the delivery of Petrobras, culminates with the privatization of the state electric company, Eletrobrás. By Leonardo Attuch* In December 1994, on the eve of his presidential inauguration,...

US-Trained Moro Faces Lawsuit For Damage Caused To Brazil By Lava Jato

US-trained former judge Sergio Moro becomes defendant in lawsuit that asks for him to pay for damage to the country caused by the joint US-Brazil anticorruption operation Lava Jato, which he...

Military Plans Control Of Brazil’s “Manifest” Political Destiny Until 2035

Since the return of Brazil's military to government in 2016, it's objectives, and desire for permanence of its political project far beyond current frontman Bolsonaro, have become increasingly clear. The latest...

Along The Belt And Road: Breaking The Cycle Of Underdevelopment In Latin America

By Carlos Martinez   The last few months have seen a significant expansion of the Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean. Although this region of the world is not...

Lula on the Gig Economy and Capitalist Alienation

From 1975 - 1981, Lula was President of the ABC Metalworkers Union in São Bernardo do Campo, the polluted, industrial satellite city of São Paulo where he still lives to this...

“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...

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...

South America’s ‘Business Friendly’ Bloodbath

International Business and Banking support for the most repressive regimes in Latin America is even more evident than it was during the original cold war. Now, Wall Streetʼs three main men...

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...

Economic Hit Job: Lava Jato cost “4.4 million jobs and R$172.2 billion in investments”

Mônica Bergamo in Folha reports on a new study published by the CUT Trade Union Confederation which surveys the economic damage the now disgraced anti-corruption operation Lava Jato did to Brazil's...

Bolsonaro’s Neoliberal Disaster: An Interview With Esther Dweck

"The Bolsonaro government's social and economic policies will have a huge negative impact on Brazil's future. We are actually already seeing this, based on what's happening right now." With Brazil's far right...

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...

“Jair Rousseff”: Tone-deaf Folha and the pernicious myth of a broke Brazil

On Friday 21 August, Folha de S.Paulo, one of Brazil’s biggest and most influential newspapers, ran an editorial entitled “Jair Rousseff”. It provoked an immediate backlash with any commentators since stating...

“Great tragedies reveal people’s true character”: Lula speaks on Covid-19

On May 1, Lula released a video message to the Brazilian people which viralized on social media platforms. The following transcript of his speech was translated by Brian Mier.  My friends, workers...

Worms Feed on Corpses: Bolsonaro’s Demented TV Address

by Marcelo Zero. Last night the tapeworm who rules Brazil said something unbelievable. Contradicting science, the WHO and the common sense of Brazil’s governors and all of the serious countries in the world,...

Exposed: The UK’s Secret Meetings With The Bolsonaros

In the first part of this series on British involvement in Brazilian internal affairs it was revealed that the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has deleted its record of correspondence and...

Self-Isolating Brazil is bringing down its hated President

"We are watching Bolsonaro's presidential mandate evaporate in real time." - Brasil Wire 18/3/2020 The infamous Panelaço, the form of protest where people bang pots and pans from their windows, with their...

An interview with Lula. Part One

In January, 2020, Brasil Wire in partnership with Michael Brooks, host of the Michael Brooks Show, interviewed former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the Workers Party (PT) headquarters in...

Chief Justice Toffoli says Lava Jato destroyed Brazilian Industries

Dias Toffoli, Chief Justice of the Brazilian Supreme Court, accuses the US DOJ-backed Lava Jato investigation of destroying the national construction and petroleum industries. by Vanessa Grazziotin Last Monday (16), the Estado de...

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...

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...

How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. Part One.

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...

Michel Temer: “It was a Coup”

During a television interview on September 16th, 2019, former Brazilian President Michel Temer twice referred to the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff as a Golpe (Coup). Dilma Rousseff’s former VP, of the conservative...

Myths about Pinochet’s Chile persist in Brazil today

It is customary among neoliberal economists to praise Pinochet's Chile and consider it an economic model to aspire to, however they have it all wrong. Português By José Luís Fiori. It is customary...

How to navigate Anglo media’s Amazon doublespeak

By Brian Mier I spent last week in the Brazilian Amazon in Porto Velho, Rondonia, on the edge of what is called the arco do incendios. The “arc of fires” is a region stretching...

Celso Amorim: Brasil’s madness as a method of destruction

By Joaquim Palhares and Mariana Serafini. Tolstoy opens his classic Anna Karenina with the famous phrase "all happy families look alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way", "and...

Lava Jato caused 5-7 million job losses

“Treating corruption as society's only problem is a problem,” says Brazilian economist Luiz Gonzaga Belluzzo, who talks of the damage to the Brazilian economy caused by the Lava Jato and Carne...

“US agents in Brasil” were active in Operation Lava Jato

By André Barrocal, Carta Capital. Under the Dilma Rousseff administration, José Eduardo Cardozo, then Minister of Justice, was once advised by Leandro Daiello, head of the Federal Police (PF) at that time,...

About last night: Brasil takes to the streets in defence of its future

On March 15 2019, a nationwide education strike became the platform for the biggest anti-government protests since Bolsonaro took power. With over 1 million demonstrators on the streets nationwide (some estimating up...
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