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UK Prime Minister Truss Challenged Over Bolsonaro Links

Incoming British Prime Minister has been challenged in parliament over her proximity to far right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. The questions are related to secret meetings held in 2018, six months before the neofascist was controversially elected following the arrest and jailing of frontrunner then and now, Lula da Silva. One day after her confirmation […]

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Bradesco Bank CEO Praises Military And Dismisses Coup Threat

Bradesco Bank, and its Bolsonaro-supporting CEO, face backlash over his video praising the military on the eve of a coup-threatened election. It is the latest signal that international capital will back Bolsonaro and the military-political project he fronts, as it did in 2018. Last year an economist from Santander provoked anger when, in an internal […]

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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 led. Monica Bergamo in Folha de S.Paulo reports that disgraced former judge Sergio Moro has become a defendant in a lawsuit by Workers Party […]

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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 edition of a manifesto “Project of the Nation” which has circulated in military circles for several years, lays out how it foresees the next […]

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Greenwald Book’s Curious Blindspot for US Involvement In Brazil

Brazil-based lawyer turned journalist Glenn Greenwald made his name in 2013 with exposures of US spying on the world, including the then government of Dilma Rousseff. Despite regular critiques of US imperialism elsewhere in the world, since 2015 he has published little or nothing on his government’s involvement in Brazil, and his latest book puzzlingly […]

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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 with Brazil’s now-disgraced Operation Lava Jato, which illegally imprisoned Brazil’s leading presidential candidate, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, removing him from the 2018 […]

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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 Justice Court ordered the Justice Ministry to grant former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his defense team access to previously […]

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Moro’s U.S. Law Firm Received R$40 Million From His Lava Jato Targets, Says Federal Audit Court

Brazil’s Federal Audit Court has asked the Attorney General to freeze presidential pre-candidate Sergio Moro’s assets. The court (TCU) says that the law firm which until recently employed the disgraced ex-judge received more than R$40 million ($8 million USD) from companies he convicted in Operation Lava Jato, and with whom he negotiated leniency agreements. A spiral […]

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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 Rousseff. It is yet further evidence that Operation Lava Jato, which he now admits he commanded, was a political weapon from the outset, and […]

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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 for her removal was a loss of political support. In effect this is an admission of something already widely accepted, that her impeachment was […]