ELECTION

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...

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...

2020 Mayoral Elections: Far Right Crumbles, Left Makes Progress

By Brian Mier On November 29th, residents of 57 of Brazil’s largest cities voted on second round mayoral elections. In a process that was certainly influenced by the Covid 19 pandemic, the...

Brazilian elections – A day of shame for the far right

As the PT and Brazilian left made modest gains, the Bolsonaro coalition imploded By Brian Mier On Sunday, November 15, over 147 million Brazilians went to the polls in the largest round of...

Election Day: A Left Challenge in Bolsonaro’s home town

The Bolsonaro family stronghold of Eldorado is a bastion of conservatism but on this election day they might lose control of the local government by Brian Mier Eldorado is a small town in...

“Political Midas” João Santana, forgotten casualty of the coup, breaks silence

Former journalist and rock musician João Santana ascended to become one of Brazil's most influential people, a high profile political strategist with his unique talents in demand at home and abroad. He...

New book describes how Bolsonaro was elected “by force” – by the Armed Forces

'Os Onze – O STF, seus bastidores e suas crises' reveals further evidence of the Pro-Bolsonaro Soft Coup at the 2018 Election. By André Barrocal, CartaCapital. On Tuesday before Sunday's final vote in the...

Brazil Popular Front Manifesto for Free and Democratic Elections

Manifesto to the Brazilian People The Frente Brasil Popular* (Brazil Popular Front/FBP) denounces the persecution and injustice against Lula and defends his right as a candidate in free and democratic elections 1. A...

Yes, it’s a coup…

Since “legality”, in Brasil, does not come necessarily from “peoples will" (but from some peculiar interpretation of legal acts) our democracy is almost becoming some type of “judicial dictatorship”. In Latin...

Ituassu: The Road to 2018

Two problems and four names emerge from the results of the seventh presidential election in Brasil since the return to democracy in 1988. On Sunday 26 October, more than 110 million Brazilians...

Why Dilma Rousseff won

Dilma Rousseff won in the closest and most turbulent Presidential Election since 1989 because the people get to vote, not the markets. The majority of these are people whose quality of...

Reinaldo Lobo: The Revolt of the Elite

13/02/2014. A curious phenomenon is occurring in Brasil. Since June last year, a considerable number of protesters who have taken to the streets against the World Cup, the government, Cuban doctors, the price of...

Brasil’s Citizen Kanes

Brasil has a healthy and noisy media landscape; from sophisticated daily papers and weekly magazines comparable to any in Europe, right through to trashy supermarket rags like you see across the...

A Phantom Crisis

With election campaigning entering its critical phase you could be forgiven for thinking that Brasil was in the throes of economic meltdown, with foreign reports adding a thin sprinkling of credence...

General Election: Analysis

President With Marina Silva's support collapsing during the final week of campaigning, her 21.3% and Dilma Rousseff's 41.6% were in line with the previous polls, however Aecio Neves performed well above any predictions,...

Brasil’s Pioneering Electronic Voting System

In the October 2014 Brazilian Elections, across 5,570 municipalities, 450,000 polling stations and approximately 530,000 electronic voting machines will be used. Electronic voting in Brasil was first trialled in the state of Santa Catarina...

Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff is often regarded as a great unknown outside of Brasil but she has been an active force in official politics since the mid 1970s when she attended meetings organised...

Emir Sader: What’s At Stake in Brasil Elections

When, in one of its first foreign policy positions, the Brazilian government - charged, together with the US, with concluding the negotiations for the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)...

Brasil’s Election Surprise

Brazil's presidential election campaign, already marked by tragedy, continues with high drama after the first-round results on 5 October 2014. The incumbent Dilma Rousseff received the most votes (41.5%). But her...

Samuel Pinheiro Guimarães: United States is betting on Marina

By Darío Pignotti. "The United States strategists are firmly in agreement with the foreign policy guidelines advocated by candidate Marina Silva. If she is elected, it will be the victory of a...

Aécio Neves

Aécio Neves, was first senator, then governor of the South Eastern state of Minas Gerais. His governorship of Minas Gerais was regarded as a success on some levels, although his Brazilian Social...

SBT Presidential Debate

ORIGINAL DEBATE TRANSCRIPT TRANSLATED FROM CARTA CAPITAL This second debate, on SBT, and the first since Brasil Wire went live was slightly more nervous than the first on Band, which was in part...

PMDB: Brasil’s invisible government

Partido do Movimento Democrático Brasileiro (PMDB formerly MDB) is Brasil's largest political party, who control Congress & Senate and are currently in coalition with Dilma Rousseff's PT. PMDB keep a curiously low profile, have not...

Winner of Brasil’s Presidential elections: Lula da Silva

by Mauricio Savarese. Original version published at A Brazilian Operating in this Area In the end of 2002, former British PM Margaret Thatcher was asked at a dinner: “What was your greatest achievement?” Her...

Eduardo Jorge

PV (Green Party) presidential candidate Eduardo Jorge has for some been the highlight of this Presidential Campaign, with his intellect & consistency during televised debates impressing many across the political spectrum. Eventually...

Marina Silva

by Mauricio Savarese That can surely be different in government if she wins — a scenario that is less and less unlikely. But so far presidential candidate Marina Silva has one important...
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