FOREIGN POLICY

Celso Amorim: Dismantling Brasil’s Diplomacy “is a political project”

By Tiago Angelo for Brasil de Fato. In an interview with Brasil de Fato on Friday 12 July, Former Foreign Minister Celso Amorim said that the process of dismantling Brazilian diplomacy, which...

Bolsonaro, Trump and trance diplomacy

Bolsonaro arrives in Washington with Brazilian diplomacy in a political, administrative and mystical trance. By Marcelo Zero One can best understand Ernesto Araujo - our vibrant, pre-Enlightenment Foreign Relations Minister - as a...

Coalition collapse: Bolsonaro allies reject Venezuelan “adventurism”

Generals Santa Cruz and Augusto Heleno warn US is trying to use Brazil as bait to trigger conflict in Venezuela and serve as a buffer during a military intervention. By Brian Mier After...

Lula opposes submission to Trump on Venezuela

Cannons and machine guns kill soldiers - embargoes kill women and children. The Americans are specialists. By Brian Mier On Sunday, February 24, Brazilian journalist Fernando Morais received a handwritten letter from his...

PT moves to block support for Trump’s “humanitarianism”

As the Brazilian government subordinates itself to the US, Workers Party Congressmen move to block support for Trump's mission in Venezuela. On February 21, PT Congressmen Paulo Pimenta and Paulo Teixeira filed orders...

SOUTHCOM: Bolsonaro barks for his master

Admiral Craig Faller announces an unprecedented joint military operation with Brazil to the US Senate Armed Services Committee. What does it mean for national sovereignty? By Marcelo Zero Brazil's participation in US SOUTHCOM...

Why I went to Venezuela: PT President Gleisi Hoffmann speaks

“All of this talk about democracy in Venezuela, about Maduro being a dictator, in reality, masks very strong commercial interests in accessing the petroleum. It's the same thing that happened in...

The Strange Case Of The Guardian & Brasil

"If The Guardian was what it purports to be, Brasil Wire wouldn’t need to exist". The British Newspaper's coverage serves as a case study of how perception of what happened in Brasil became so distorted internationally.  The...

Xenophobic tweets end healthcare access for 60 million Brazilians

Jair Bolsonaro's ideological prejudice, ignorance about public policy and the lack of social sensibility leave 60 million Brazilians without medical treatment, as Cuba calls back 11,000 doctors - the only ones...

The Not-so Invisible Hand of Uncle Sam

The United States has spent over a century meddling in Latin America. Recent crusades against corruption in Latin America are only the latest chapter. Today Brazil is on the front lines...

Seja feita a vossa vontade: a guerra santa do Brasil

Uma batalha de cinquenta anos que veio dos EUA, para combater a Teologia da Libertação Católica no Brasil, promete ricas recompensas a grandes custos humanos para os que investiram nela e...

Thy Will Be Done: Brasil’s Holy War

A fifty year foreign battle to combat Catholic Liberation Theology in Brazil promises rich rewards for the vested interests which initiated it, at great human cost. "Brazil is at the vanguard of...

The Revolt Against Foreign Capital’s Pillage Of Brasil

In his landmark work, “A Fantasia Organizada”, legendary developmentalist economist Celso Furtado described the modern history of Brazil as a conflict between internationally-backed monetarist economic strategies and efforts to implement a...

US National Security Strategy and Fighting Corruption in Latin America

Under the motto, “Another World is Possible” Fórum Magazine was founded by a group of intellectuals and social movement leaders during a democratic assembly at the first World Social Forum in...

The Transnational Plunder Of South America’s Water

By Elliott Gabriel, MPN. A concerted push is underway in South America that could see one of the world’s largest reserves of fresh water soon fall into the hands of transnational corporations such as...

A boycott of Americas Quarterly and AS/COA, and why it is needed

On March 2 in New York, Wall Street Lobby & Think Tank, AS/COA will hold a special event in New York heralding a supposed “Anti-Corruption movement" in Latin America. Key speaker...

Hidden History: The US “War On Corruption” In Brasil

The story of how an overlooked Bush-era Foreign Policy edict led to Brazil's Coup of 2016 and its consolidation in the conviction of Former President Lula. Despite public ignorance, and its root...

Video: DOJ lends a hand in prosecuting Lula

Contributing editor Brian Mier interviewed for the Real News Network on the publicly admitted role of the United States in Brazil's controversial Anti-Corruption Operation Lava Jato (Carwash) and the prosecution of...

Boeing & Embraer: Don’t sell Santos Dumont’s dream

By Manuela D`Avila. Embraer is more than one of the largest aviation companies in the World - it is the materialization of Santos Dumont's dream. It is a symbol of our peoples'...

The Atlantic Council & Latin American “Regime Change”

Founded in 1961, the Atlantic Council (AC) is part of the NATO offshoot Atlantic Treaty Association, described as an umbrella organization which acts as a network facilitator in the Euro-Atlantic and...

US admits role in Operation Lava Jato, brags about Lula conviction

December 22, 2017. After US-backed neoliberal Sebastian Piñera wins the Chilean presidential elections following corruption charges against center-left former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet involving Brazilian construction company Odebrecht as part of the Lava Jato investigation, El Clarin reveals...

Honduras Today Is Brasil Tomorrow

By Laura Gontijo. Original version in Jornal O Homem Livre. In Honduras, the crisis which began with the coup d'état in 2009 continues and shows us what awaits Brazil following the coup of...

Temer’s Trillion Real Decree: Brasil’s Discreet Recolonisation

In an original contribution to Brasil Wire, David Deccache, Economist and technical adviser to the Brasilian Congress for the PSOL party, details how a deal struck between British Government Minister Greg...

Capital’s class war in Brazil: An interview with Brian Mier

An interview with Brasil Wire editor Brian Mier. In the following interview, which first appeared on the Chicago radio program This is Hell on Radio WNUR, Brasil Wire editor Brian Mier talks...

The Inglorious Fall of William Waack

In 2006, Globo TV's senior news editor Ali Kamel wrote a book called "We are not racists", in which he argued that, despite all the statistics that prove otherwise, there is...

A US Military Base in Brasil

Brazil's former General Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Strategic Affairs, Samuel Pinheiro Guimarães, gives his appraisal of United States Military ambitions for the Alcantara Rocket Base. In addition to its fleets of aircraft carriers,...

Brasil’s US-Funded “Libertarians” & the Far-Right

On August 18, Vice Brasil journalist and occasional Brasil Wire contributor Marie Declerq, broke the news that the Instituto Mises Brasil think tank, which receives funding from US libertarians, has published...

3 years of Brasil Wire

To mark 3 years since the registration of brasilwire.com on 12th August 2014, this is a selected chronology of some of our most read and/or most important stories. Our emphasis was on missing...

Brasil’s chief Nuclear Physicist is in Prison. Why?

By Fania Rodrigues. Brasil de Fato | Rio de Janeiro (RJ). The arrest and conviction of the man who put Brazil among the select group of countries which dominate nuclear technology is causing political controversy....

Joao Pedro Stedile: After Temer falls, we need to stay on the streets

By Joana Tavares / Brasil de Fato. May 18, 2017. Joao Pedro Stedile, leader of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST) and of the People’s Brazil Front, analyzes the Brazilian political scenario,...
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