FOREIGN POLICY

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...

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...

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...

Latin America And The New Non-Aligned Movement

By Bryan Pitts The weeks since the Russian invasion of Ukraine have witnessed an astonishing unity of purpose among the world’s democracies, as leaders from Washington to Warsaw, from Wellington to Athens,...

Fantasist Bolsonaro Pretends To Have Stopped Russian Invasion

By Nathália Urban Amongst all the absurdities surrounding Jair Bolsonaro, perhaps the most extreme yet is the idea that he could have averted an escalation in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine...

Along The Belt And Road: Breaking The Cycle Of Underdevelopment In Latin America

By Carlos Martinez   The last few months have seen a significant expansion of the Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean. Although this region of the world is not...

Argentina Denounces UK Military Flights From Brazil To Malvinas

By Nathália Urban  Argentina's ambassador to Brazil, Daniel Scioli, has expressed his concern at a significant increase in British military flights stopping in Brazilian territory, on their way to the Falklands Islands...

Celso Amorim on Brazil/Minustah occupation of Haiti

During a guest appearance on Brasil 247's Globalistas, a web TV program which I co-host with Nathalia Urban,  former Brazilian Foreign Affairs Chancellor Celso Amorim spoke about Brazil's role in Minustah,...

US State Department pressures Brazil to confront Russia

The US State Department has demanded that Brazil take a position against its BRICS ally Russia in relation to Ukraine. In a January 10th phone call between US Secretary of State Antony...

Brazil, Kazakhstan and the Grand Chess Board

Like Brazil under Workers Party Governance, Kazakhstan has tried to maintain a balancing act by maintaining good relations with China, Russia, the US and Europe. Like Brazil under the PT, this...

Bolsonaro and Islamophobia in Brazil

By Nathália Urban  Brazil is home to several cultures and religions, such as Islam, which according to a demographic census by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), carried out in...

UN General Assembly Meets Bolsonaro’s Ideological Chloroquine

You cannot teach a delusional person to use reason. Democracy cannot be taught to a tyrant. by Marcelo Zero President Bolsonaro's so-called "letter of surrender", delivered to the Supreme Court after the failed...

The CIA, Brazil And The New Cold War With China

The imperative behind CIA director William J. Burns classified trip to Brazil appears to be part of an effort to contain and prevent ascendence of South American governments allied with, or...

White House admits CIA involvement in “War on Corruption” which jailed Lula and elected Bolsonaro

In a White House 'Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on the Fight Against Corruption', a Biden administration official admitted that the CIA and other parts of the U.S. intelligence...

Brazilian Vaccine Production Halted After Bolsonaro’s China Attacks

By Nathalia Urban The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) interrupted its production of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine due to lack of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (IFA). The institute says that a shipment of IFA should arrive...

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...

Brazil is ground-zero for the genocidal logic of U.S. vaccine diplomacy

Whilst the United States rushes to complete the vaccination of its own people, Brazil witnesses massive loss of life. Reduced to pawns in the latest geopolitical game of the new cold...

With 400,000 Dead, Brazil Regulator Slammed For “Political” Veto Of Russian Vaccine

Brazilian states attempting to buy Russia's Sputnik V, and its manufacturer, both denounce regulatory agency Anvisa's "political decision" to block the vaccine's importation to Brazil. On March 15th 2021 Brasil Wire revealed...

Lula’s full speech after being declared innocent

Ex-president Lula da Silva delivered an historical speech in São Bernardo do Campo, on March 10th, 2021, two days after the annulment of Operation Car Wash convictions. Below is the full transcript. I...

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...

Lula to Biden: Convene Emergency Covid-19 Summit Now

In a March 17 interview with US news network CNN, Brazil's former president Lula called on US President Joe Biden to convene a special emergency Covid-19 summit of G20 leaders with...

Fallout: US suppression of Russian vaccine in Brazil becomes diplomatic incident

On Sunday March 14 2021, Brasil Wire published an exclusive story on how the United States pressured its ally, Brazil's Bolsonaro regime, into rejecting Sputnik V, the world's first approved Covid-19...

Exclusive: Washington pressured Brazil not to buy ‘malign’ Russian vaccine

By John McEvoy As Brazil's death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic nears 275,000, documents reveal that Washington pressured the Brazilian government not to buy Russia's "malign" Sputnik V vaccine - a decision...

The EU and US Imperialism in Latin America. An interview with Mick Wallace MEP.

The MEP for Ireland South, Mick Wallace, has become a powerful voice for the left in the European Parliament. He is known for pointing out the hypocrisy of the bloc’s foreign...

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...

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...

“Strategic Partners”: Britain’s secret lobbying of Bolsonaro for Big Pharma, Oil and Mining

Brasil Wire Exclusive: Britain secretly lobbied far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro on behalf of its pharmaceutical, oil and mining interests in lead-up to the 2018 election. The companies include AstraZeneca, whose Oxford...

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...

Operation Amazônia: Brazilian Army “simulates war” with Venezuela

A massive Brazilian military exercise in the Amazon involved 3,600 soldiers and unprecedented rocket fire. During the simulation, Trump's Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, was visiting Roraima, and triggered a diplomatic...

Lula: US suppression of Brazil’s sovereignty “is not a theory, it is a fact”

In an interview on Brasil 247 on the morning of 11th of August, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva gave one of his strongest denunciations yet of United States...
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