ELECTION 2018

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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:...

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,...

“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...

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...

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...

Blood On Their Hands: The Human Cost Of Foreign Support For Bolsonaro

Update, June 21 2021: A year since this article was published, Brazil's toll from Covid-19 has passed 502 thousand deaths. Experts including former health ministry officials estimate hundreds of thousands of...

Fraud: Scandal casts fresh doubt on 2018 election of Bolsonaro

A former ally of Jair Bolsonaro has revealed new evidence of Federal Police collusion during the 2018 presidential election, prompting calls for the result to be annulled and new elections held. The...

Silvercorp: Foiled Venezuela Mercenary Group In Brazil During 2018 Election

It has come to light that agents of the private security contractor behind a mercenary invasion group that was captured by Venezuelan forces on May 3-4, were based in Brazil during...

Ten Reasons Why Sérgio Moro Cannot Be Absolved

After 16 months serving as one of the most ineffectual Brazilian Justice Ministers in modern history, Sérgio Moro, the disgraced former Lava Jato judge resigns from the far right Bolsonaro administration...

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...

SCL/Cambridge Analytica: What is the UK Government still hiding in Brazil?

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has deleted records of its discussions with strategic communications companies SCL and Cambridge Analytica in Brazil, two Freedom of Information requests reveal. This is...

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...

Bloomberg surrogate was PR guru for Brazil’s extreme-right leader Bolsonaro

Former Michael Bloomberg aide Arick Wierson, who is pushing the billionaire’s 2020 presidential campaign and attacking Bernie Sanders, helped elect far-right demagogue Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil. By Ben Norton. A Michael Bloomberg surrogate...

“He woke up this ghost that we didn’t even know was there.” Director Petra Costa on ‘The Edge of Democracy’

Brazilian director Petra Costa, whose third full length feature, 'The Edge of Democracy' has been nominated in the best documentary category at the 2020 Oscars, was interviewed on the Michael Brooks...

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...

As Lula Emerges From Prison, US Media Ignore How Washington Helped Put Him There

By Brian Mier. The Brazilian Supreme Court reversed a 2018 ruling on November 7, upholding the principle of innocent until proven guilty in the 1988 Constitution and declaring it illegal to jail...
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