ELECTION 2022

The Neocolonial Game Behind Musk-Bolsonaro Rendezvous

There was more to South African billionaire Elon Musk's already bizarre meeting with Brazilian neofascist president Jair Bolsonaro than met the eye. “We will coup whoever we want! Deal with it.” Elon Musk...

SUR: Lula Proposes Lat Am Currency To “End US Dollar Dependency”

Lula's announcement of plans for SUR, a new Latin American currency for bilateral trade, has excited proponents of regional integration, and will alarm Washington. The project, if successful, would mean twilight...

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...

Vargas Llosa And The Autocratic Involution Of Liberalism

By Atilio Borón I must admit, Vargas Llosa is, as Jorge Luis Borges would say, "incorrigible." The passage of time is implacable and in his case, unlike others, it has accelerated his...

Guilherme Boulos: Is A Coup In Brazil A Risk Or A Smokescreen?

By Guilherme Boulos Bolsonaro, after a "sabbatical period" in which he stopped talking about electronic voting machines, returned to threaten the integrity of the electoral process. In the last few weeks, he...

With Re-Election Hopes Bleak, Bolsonaro Bets On Privatising Petrobras

With his re-election looking unlikely, Jair Bolsonaro now tries to unify international capital and supporters of the 2016 coup around his candidacy with a final throw of the dice: a fast-track...

“There Will Be A Coup”: Newspaper Editor Urges Journalists To Report Imminent Attempt To Sabotage Election

A veteran editor at Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil's biggest newspaper, criticises colleagues for failing to adequately report and prepare the public for an imminent coup attempt by Bolsonaro and the Armed...

Brazilian Armed Forces Sign Deal With Israeli Cybersecurity Firm To Help “Supervise Election”

By Paulo Motoryn. Originally published by Brasil de Fato. General Héber Garcia Portella, Commander of Cyber ​​Defense of the Brazilian Army (ComDCiber), was responsible for signing a cooperation agreement with the Israeli...

Folha de S.Paulo: Bolsonaro Has Coup Planned With Support From Military And Centrão

In August 2021 we reported how Brazil's US-backed military regime (yes, regime) cast a shadow over hopes for the next presidential election. There was clearly a doubt whether it would go ahead...

5 Decades with Lula

On May 1, 1978, the first issue of the Brazilian underground newspaper O Trabalho hit the streets. The paper was the result of the fusion of 4 clandestine Trotskyist organizations with...

Damage Control: CIA Told Bolsonaro “Not To Mess” With Brazil Election, US Government Sources Claim

Through a series of coordinated, limited statements, the United States appears to be distancing itself from Brazilian neofascist president Bolsonaro, the coup-threatened coming election, and its own involvement in the disgraced...

Bolsonaro Refuses EU Observers For October Election

With the 2022 election under a shadow of threats from far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and his military backers, a delegation of EU observers have had their invitation to follow the October...

US Coup Specialist Victoria Nuland Visits Brazil

With an election six months away which promises to be far from business as usual, the notorious US official Victoria Nuland's arrival in Brazil has aroused understandable suspicion. By Nathalia Urban  The US...

Stop Pretending This Is A Normal Election.

Analysis of Brazil’s conjuncture is rendered useless by pretense that the 2022 election is business as usual. On April 9 Brazil’s Workers Party (PT) and the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) held a...

Fallen US-Asset Sergio Moro “To Abandon Presidential Bid”

It has been reported that US-trained Lava Jato Judge Sergio Moro, who is currently polling single figures for the forthcoming presidential election, will now leave the Podemos party to join to...

Brazil Elections 2022: Greenwald debates Mier

On January 24, Brasil Wire editor Brian Mier appeared on Eoin Higgins podcast, Flashpoint, to present his analysis of Brazilian Congressman David Miranda and his husband Glenn Greenwald's abandonment of the...

“Moro will soon be deactivated by his owners in the USA, because he is useless” says Senator

Senator Renan Calheiros, former president of the upper house, described the Operation Lava Jato judge turned presidential hopeful as 'a first-generation robot, with no ability to learn'...  Carta Capital reports that senior...

Elections 2022: And They’re Off…

The candidates have not been officially declared for this year's Brazilian presidential elections but we all know who they are, and they can be divided into two categories... By Brian Mier I moved...

With eye on Brazil, Progressive International launches dedicated election observatory

With elections looming in Chile, Honduras, Colombia and Brazil, the Progressive International is formalising a dedicated election observatory to monitor threats to democracy from the far-right. The initiative follows successful observer...

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...

After Sept. 7: Bolsonaro’s Record Disapproval

Beleaguered far right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's attempt to boost popularity through public rallies and fascist threats against government institutions has backfired, as his approval rating falls to a new low. by...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

The Ciro Delusion

There is one person who believes that Ciro Gomes will be the next president of Brazil. His name is Ciro. 18 months out from the 2022 presidential election, Gomes sits on 6%...

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...

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...

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...
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