FOREIGN POLICY

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...

Argentine President Fernandez: “Brazil is a risk to the region”

Argentinian President Alberto Fernández cites Brazil's growing death toll as justification for maintaining strict quarantine measures, and says the Presidents of Uruguay and Chile share his concern. In stark contrast to Brazil,...

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...

Brazil’s Armed Forces are “to defend US interests” says researcher

For Héctor Luís Saint-Pierre, it is a military paradox to support the deregulation of the economy and the sell-off of assets. By Ana Penido. Brasil de Fato. 26 October 2019. With the broad...

Exposed: The UK’s Secret Meetings With The Bolsonaros

In the first part of this series on British involvement in Brazilian internal affairs it was revealed that the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has deleted its record of correspondence and...

SCL/Cambridge Analytica: What is the UK Government still hiding in Brazil?

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has deleted records of its discussions with strategic communications companies SCL and Cambridge Analytica in Brazil, two Freedom of Information requests reveal. This is...

Rousseff: “Submission to the USA, Injustice to China, Disrespect to Brazil”

"A Pandemic is beaten with information and cooperation, not with ignorance and xenophobia." By Dilma Rousseff The country most severely affected by the coronavirus, China, managed to overcome the acute phase of the...

After expelling Cuban Medics, Brazil now requests their help to fight Covid-19

Brazil’s far-right government requested the return of thousands of Cuban doctors to help fight the coronavirus. Months ago, President Jair Bolsonaro smeared the doctors as “terrorists” and expelled them. By Ben Norton The...

An interview with Lula. Part Two

I really want to polarize. I want to hold deep ideological debates. I want the people to know that there is no teaching anywhere that says a person has to...

Lula: We knew that Blair knew there were no Iraqi WMDs

 Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva revealed in an exclusive interview with Brasil Wire and the Michael Brooks Show that Brazil already knew that then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair was...

An interview with Lula. Part One

In January, 2020, Brasil Wire in partnership with Michael Brooks, host of the Michael Brooks Show, interviewed former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the Workers Party (PT) headquarters in...

The Tories’ War on Progressive Latin America

Cosying up to Bolsonaro, supporting coup d'états and facilitating crackdowns on human rights - the Tory record in Latin America today tells you why they were so willing to make friends...

As Lula Emerges From Prison, US Media Ignore How Washington Helped Put Him There

By Brian Mier. The Brazilian Supreme Court reversed a 2018 ruling on November 7, upholding the principle of innocent until proven guilty in the 1988 Constitution and declaring it illegal to jail...

Tories Meet “The Butcher of Rio” And Expand Bolsonaro Ties

By Nathália Urban and John McEvoy. As the Brazilian Amazon burned, edging the global climate towards an irreversible and catastrophic feedback loop, UK Minister of State at the Department for International Trade...

Better Than Kissinger: How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. Part Four.

In September 2019, Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington D.C. and the pair announced a new U.S.-Brazil bilateral agreement to open...

Gold Against The Soul: How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. Part Three.

In September 2019, Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington D.C. and the pair announced a new U.S.-Brazil bilateral agreement to open...

Smiling Assassins: How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. Part Two.

In September 2019, Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington D.C. and the pair announced a new U.S.-Brazil bilateral agreement to open...

Lula Interview: PT’s mistakes and US role in the Coup

In a subtitled interview  which is linked below, the political prisoner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva speaks of strategic errors made by the PT, BRICS, and the documented US involvement in...

Bolsonaro met by protests in New York on eve of UN Assembly

Brazil's far-right President was welcomed in New York on the eve of the opening of the UN General Assembly with demonstrations against his role in the burning of the Amazon rainforest. Monday...

Mélenchon: The dirtiest name in Brazil today is Sérgio Moro

French politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of the leftist movement France Insubmissa, has visited former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Curitiba, where he has been imprisoned since April 7 last...

Chilean fury as Bolsonaro praises murder of Michelle Bachelet’s father

Brazil’s Neofascist President Jair Bolsonaro may have lost his principal political ally in South America. Sebastian Piñera joined Senator Isabel Allende in condemning Bolsonaro for his remarks in response to former Chilean...

The Amazon’s Neocolonial Problem

There is a left argument for Brazilian sovereignty that should never need to be made. The 2019 G7 summit in Biarritz unnecessarily handed Brazil’s Neofascist Bolsonaro a propaganda coup with which to...

Dilma: Argentina election, “light at end of tunnel”

On Twitter, Dilma Rousseff, the former Brazilian President who was deposed in the 2016 Coup, called the electoral victory of the Alberto Fernández/Christina Kirchner ticket in the Argentinian presidential primaries a...

Celso Amorim: Brasil’s madness as a method of destruction

By Joaquim Palhares and Mariana Serafini. Tolstoy opens his classic Anna Karenina with the famous phrase "all happy families look alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way", "and...

Eduardo Bolsonaro, Caligula and the Brazilian embassy

Roman emperor Caligula once appointed his horse to the Roman Senate but Jair Bolsonaro's nomination of his son as Ambassador to the US has a potential to cause more damage.  In "The...
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