FOREIGN POLICY

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...

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. This article...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

1964: Brasil & CIA

This article "Brasil & CIA" originally appeared in CounterSpy, April - May 1979, pp. 4-23 and has since passed into the public domain. We believe it to be a rare & valuable document...

When the RAF went to Rio

In the early 1980s, as the Cold War entered its last decade, the focus of Britain’s defence posture was clear. The threat lay to the East against the massed ranks of...

Fait Accompli: The Cheerleaders for Impeachment

In September Bloomberg covered a Brazilian elite NYC fundraising gala which it sponsored along with Goldman Sachs, BrazilFoundation (linked to BlackRock Inc) and KAR Properties, a developer who specialises in selling Miami condominiums to...

Empire: Unchanging motives, changing means

American exceptionalism is a myth. Superpowers do not promote democracy, not at home and certainly not abroad. Democracy requires popular sovereignty – power to govern without external control – the antithesis...

Leaks: The United States and Brasil’s Oil

In mid-2013, just before large street demonstrations rattled São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other Brazilian cities, news broke of Edward Snowden's leak of secret internal documents from the NSA, GCHQ and allied FVEY...

Mani Pulite: Italy’s “Lava-Jato”

Shortly before his death in 2012, and seeking to make amends, Reginald Bartholomew, former US Ambassador to Italy in the early-mid 1990s, confessed to US State Department, intelligence and law enforcement's...

The Right’s New Clothes

A network of Conservative Think-tanks & Foundations from the United States, such as Koch, Cato & Templeton, are financing young Latin Americans to fight Left Governments and defend old positions with...

What could the United States do to regain the trust of Brasil?

During the approach to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s re-scheduled visit to the United States there has been much talk about what Brasil can do to improve relations between two of the...

The United States and Brasil: On Reaping What You Sow

By Jan K. Black It was often said in Latin America in the early 1960s that when the United States sneezed, Latin America caught pneumonia. In fact, it was repeated year after...

Chasing the Dragon

The United States engagement with its Latin American neighbours over the past century has been a catalogue of failure, culminating in China filling the vacuum. After initial support in the 19th Century...

Why Is The US Government Still Hiding What They Did To Brazil In 1998?

Written by Jake Johnston. Original version published at The Americas Blog by CEPR. Republished with permission. On Sunday, October 4, 1998, as international bankers, investors, finance ministers and officials from the leading...

United States Penetration of Brasil – Epilogue

In her 1977 book "United States Penetration of Brazil", former CIA researcher, Professor Jan K Black exposed the complex role the US had played in Brazil's 1964 coup and its governance since. This extremely detailed...

When A British Government Minister Tried To Privatise The Brazilian Amazon

The legacy of colonialism is no more apparent than in the asymmetry between attitudes to sovereignty in the developing world and the developed. It would certainly be difficult to imagine a Brazilian Minister...

Echoes in the Echo Chamber: Brasil, Elections, Media & the Ghosts of ’64.

"There's an unwritten understanding amongst Foreign Correspondents that the U.S. wants PSDB in power." - Foreign Correspondent, São Paulo, 22/6/2013 Originally published March 2015. As we discussed in the article 'Brasil’s Citizen Kanes'...

Emir Sader: What’s At Stake in Brasil Elections

When, in one of its first foreign policy positions, the Brazilian government - charged, together with the US, with concluding the negotiations for the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)...

Samuel Pinheiro Guimarães: United States is betting on Marina

By Darío Pignotti. "The United States strategists are firmly in agreement with the foreign policy guidelines advocated by candidate Marina Silva. If she is elected, it will be the victory of a...
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