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‘Go back to the plantation’ – Curitiba moves to impeach 1st City Councilor

The first impeachment process against a city councilor in the 329-year history of Curitiba - the Brazilian city that most cherishes its "European heritage" - is underway, and it has nothing...

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...

September 7th, the View from Brasília

The Supreme Court is still operating as usual. The "coup" was getting everyone to think one was about to happen. By Brian Mier On the afternoon of September 6th I headed to Guarulhos...

The saddest independence day of all times – Marcelo Zero.

Regardless of what happens next Tuesday, this September 7th has already gone down in history as the saddest September 7th of all times. By Marcelo Zero Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro  just appropriated Brazil's...

Will September 7th be Brazil’s January 6th?

With social media psyops and white supremacist symbolism, a coalition of Bolsonaro-allied right wing millionaires is working to shut down Brazil's Supreme Court on Independence Day, in what some fear will...

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...

South America’s Right-Wing And The US “United Behind Bolivian Coup”

By Nathalia Urban According to the spokesman of the Bolivian government Jorge Richter, Brazil and Chile may have been involved in clashes between protesters and security forces that took place in the...

Bolsonaro And The CIA Conspire Against “New Pink Tide” In South America

A picture is emerging of the agenda being pursued by CIA director William J. Burns on his classified visit to the Bolsonaro government. By Nathalia Urban  As reported yesterday, the CIA Director William...

CNN, Banking and Business Leaders Applaud Bolsonaro At Lavish Dinner

On 7th March 2021, hours after Brazil broke 4000 deaths per day from Covid-19, far-right president Jair Bolsonaro held a lavish dinner in São Paulo for business, banking and media leaders...

Former US Embassy advisor and Bolsonaro aide accused of White Supremacist gesture

Filipe Martins, special foreign policy advisor to President Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of making a white supremacist hand gesture during a speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo during...

Eduardo Bolsonaro “War Council” Visit Triggers Investigation

Brazilian senatorial inquiry launched into the congressman's participation in Washington D.C. planning meeting for January 6 Capitol invasion. by Brian Mier A Brazilian Senate inquiry has just been filed, demanding clarification from Foreign...

Supreme Court Reveals International Funding Behind Attacks On Brazil’s Democracy

Minister Dias Toffoli has revealed the Supreme Court is investigating international funding behind the far-right "hate office", a network engaged in an ongoing campaign against Brazil's democratic institutions. The network were active...

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...

No Tanks On The Streets: Brazilian General Villas Bôas Admits Military Behind Coup

Military string pulling in Brazil’s “long coup” which returned them to government becomes clearer with confessions from the now terminally ill former head of the armed forces who oversaw it. Through an...

Biden urged to abandon U.S. agreements with far-right Bolsonaro regime

United States President Joe Biden has been urged to abandon U.S. agreements with Brazil's far-right Bolsonaro regime. A policy document, put together by experts on Brazil's situation in academia, social movements, solidarity...

Bolsonaro’s Brazil aided repression of Chile’s 2019 protests, documents show

After conspiring in favour of the coup against Bolivia's Evo Morales, aiding its protagonists, and making unprovoked attacks on the governments of Argentina and Venezuela, newly disclosed documents have revealed that...

Bolivian presidential frontrunner attacks Bolsonaro for interference in his country

"President Jair Bolsonaro must give an explanation to Bolivians for the actions of interference in the sovereignty of the country, anti-democratic and non-diplomatic, of their embassy in Bolivia." - Luis Arce, MAS-IPSP...

Bolsonaro son gave list of Brazilian anti-fascists to US Embassy

Effectively acting as a U.S. informant, Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro delivered dossier listing the names and details of 1000 Brazilian anti-fascists to the United States, according to ally. The close relationship between the...

The day Bolsonaro decided to send troops to the Supreme Court

Journalist Monica Gugliano reveals in Revista Piauí that on May 22, 2020, Brazil’s far-right president wanted to send soldiers to shut down the Supreme Court and replace its ministers, demonstrating how...

Frei Betto: A Genocide Is Taking Place In Brazil

Frei Betto is a Brazilian writer, philosopher, liberation theologian, and Dominican friar. Involved in Brazil's emancipatory struggles for decades, Betto was imprisoned for four years under the Military dicatatorship for helping its...

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...

Deutsche Welle censors Brazilian writer on behalf of Bolsonaristas

By Nathália Urban João Paulo Cuenca is an award-winning Brazilian author, whose work is recognized in various mainstream media outlets. Among his various works, Cuenca wrote a biweekly column for Deutsche Welle....

Bolsonaro’s Private Parallel Spy Agency

A recently deceased ally of Jair Bolsonaro had exposed his plan to operate a "parallel intelligence agency" in a live television interview. Details of how the network operates, and its targets,...

Pro-Democracy Protest Hit By Police Incitement And Far-Right Infiltration

On Sunday May 31, mask wearing protesters broke quarantine to demonstrate for the removal of President Jair Bolsonaro, and against his efforts to decapitate Brazilian democracy by closing Congress and the...

The FBI, the Fusion Center, and the Far Right: US creep in Brazil

In an important new investigation, journalist Natalia Viana of Agência Pública has revealed how, during Sergio Moro's 15 month tenure as Justice and Security Minister under Jair Bolsonaro, he quickly enabled...

General Heleno warns of “Unpredictable Consequences”, his supporters threaten “Civil War”

On Friday 22nd May 2020, Brazil eagerly anticipated the broadcast of a Bolsonaro cabinet meeting which took place exactly one month earlier on April 22. The video, whose release was mandated by...

Former Defence Ministers Ask Military To Protect Democracy

On Sunday May 17, Jair Bolsonaro again joined demonstrations by supporters of his government calling for military intervention and the closure of the Supreme Court and National Congress. Without mentioning the current...

Bob Fernandes on the Media, Coronavirus and Brazil’s Far Right

Bob Fernandes, 65, is a veteran print and television journalist from Bahia who’s personal youtube channel has nearly 200,000 followers. Since starting his career in the 1970s, he has worked as...

Petra Costa: “We need to talk about AI-5”

Academy-award nominated director Petra Costa has posted on social media in response to the Bolsonaro-led protests on Sunday 19th April 2020, which although small in number, were a blatant call for...

How the United States killed Brazil’s Democracy. Again.

Buried under a global pandemic is the most important Brazil story for decades. Unless the role of the United States in Brazil’s democratic collapse is acknowledged and understood, no useful sense...
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