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Brizola ’89: The Coup That Never Was…

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6 things Trump can learn from a Latin American “Populist”

Now that the disastrous election of Donald Trump has turned the United States into a land of chaos, anglophone journalists are comparing him to leftist Latin American leaders. In most cases, the comparisons are an insult to anyone who has rudimentary knowledge of Latin America. In Bloomberg, Mac Margolis uses what he sees as “identical […]

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Alcântara Spaceport: Race, Land Rights and National Sovereignty

        One day in 1993 I met a group of Brazilian military officers in São Luis airport. We flew off the island by small plane to the Alcântara Launch Center, the main spaceport for Brazil’s space program, where I was to spend two days a week for a year teaching English to […]

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The US & Brasil’s Coup of 2016

What we know, what we don’t, and what we can deduce about the role of geopolitics & hegemony in the Soft Coup which removed President Dilma Rousseff and her Government. By Brian Mier During a recent visit to Porto Alegre, Cuban professor and writer Raúl Antonio Capote Fernández talked about a 20 year recruitment process […]

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DEMOCRACY FOREIGN POLICY LAVA JATO LAWFARE OPINION UNITED STATES

Brazil’s Putschists, made in the USA

As a series of widely publicized corruption accusations against former President Luis “Lula” Inacio da Silva fail to pan out, the local and international press continue to give much larger coverage to the charges than the subsequent proof of innocence. Most of these charges have been raised and dropped by a Parana-based federal judge, Sergio […]

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Public Speech by Ex-President Lula, 10/6/16

On Friday, June 10th, hundreds of thousands of Brazilians came to the streets in dozens of cities in 17 states across the country to protest the Soft Coup against democratically elected president Dilma Rousseff. In São Paulo, where an estimated 100,000 gathered on the coldest day of the year chanting “Fora Temer” (Out Temer) the […]

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Brasil & Latin America have a friend in Jeremy Corbyn

The activist group Democracy for Brasil UK met with the Latin community and the leader of the British Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday April 30th (eve of the May 1 Workers Day celebrations) at the Momentum Latino launch in London. It denounced the attempted Coup taking place in Brazil through a speech and meeting at a passionate event aimed at engaging the Latin Community with various social movements in […]

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Collapsing Narrative – The Week The World Noticed Brasil’s Coup

A momentous week in Brasil was also one where the dominant international narrative shifted from widespread depiction of a “Heroic Impartial Anti-Corruption Campaign” (If you question the method you’re defending thieves) & “Spontaneous, Popular, Patriotic Anti-Government Uprising” (If you question mass media incitement & foreign funding you’re denying agency) to one which described that what […]

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O Colapso Da Narrativa – A Semana Em Que O Mundo Percebeu O Golpe

A última semana foi crucial na cobertura da imprensa internacional sobre a crise política no Brasil. O discurso sobre a “heroica e imparcial campanha contra a corrupção” (afinal de contas, questionar o combate à corrupção é defender ladrões) e em “manifestações espontâneas, populares e patrióticas contra o governo” (falar na convocação feita pela mídia dominante […]

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DEMOCRACY EDITORIAL FOREIGN POLICY LAVA JATO LAWFARE POLITICS UNDERSTANDING BRASIL UNITED STATES

Brasil’s Black Wednesday

The situation in Brasil at the time of publication is extremely complicated & fluid but to better understand it, it needs to be broken down into its related component parts. This article will be updated with significant developments. 1. Elections At the core of this unrest is that the losing side never properly accepted defeat at […]