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The Neocolonial Game Behind Musk-Bolsonaro Rendezvous

There was more to South African billionaire Elon Musk's already bizarre meeting with Brazilian neofascist president Jair Bolsonaro than met the eye. “We will coup whoever we want! Deal with it.” Elon Musk...

SUR: Lula Proposes Lat Am Currency To “End US Dollar Dependency”

Lula's announcement of plans for SUR, a new Latin American currency for bilateral trade, has excited proponents of regional integration, and will alarm Washington. The project, if successful, would mean twilight...

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...

Damage Control: CIA Told Bolsonaro “Not To Mess” With Brazil Election, US Government Sources Claim

Through a series of coordinated, limited statements, the United States appears to be distancing itself from Brazilian neofascist president Bolsonaro, the coup-threatened coming election, and its own involvement in the disgraced...

US Coup Specialist Victoria Nuland Visits Brazil

With an election six months away which promises to be far from business as usual, the notorious US official Victoria Nuland's arrival in Brazil has aroused understandable suspicion. By Nathalia Urban  The US...

Transparency International: Brazil Court Opens Investigation Of Anti-Corruption NGO

By Brian Mier Brazil's Federal Auditing Court and Public Prosecutors Office have filed to open an investigation against Transparency International and the Brasília district Public Prosecutors Office over allegations of illegal collaboration...

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,...

Lula Gains Access To US/Lava Jato Partnership Info

Lula has been exonerated from all Lava Jato charges, but the investigation into the US role in the greatest travesty of justice in Brazilian history continues. By Brian Mier This week Brazil's Superior...

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...

Elections 2022: And They’re Off…

The candidates have not been officially declared for this year's Brazilian presidential elections but we all know who they are, and they can be divided into two categories... By Brian Mier I moved...

Vladimir Safatle: There was no election in 2018. Relying on the US is suicide.

In an interview by Leneide Duarte-Plon for Carta Maior, writer, philosophy professor and psychoanalyst Vladimir Safatle spoke of the coming elections and Brazil's democratic collapse. In 2018, Safatle, then a regular columnist...

Kindred Spirits at COP26: US Allies Duque Of Colombia And Brazil’s Bolsonaro

Colombia's Duque along with Chile's Piñera and Brazil's Bolsonaro form the core of an alliance defending US interests in South America. Bolsonaro and Duque both face 2022 re-election campaigns amidst falling...

Five Eyes In Latin America: Australia’s Secret Role In Chile’s Coup

Declassified files expose Australia’s secret role in General Pinochet’s seizure of power, and shed light on the ongoing participation of the United States' Five Eyes partners in covert intelligence operations in...

South America’s Right-Wing And The US “United Behind Bolivian Coup”

By Nathalia Urban According to the spokesman of the Bolivian government Jorge Richter, Brazil and Chile may have been involved in clashes between protesters and security forces that took place in the...

Cuba: Brazil’s Workers Party denounces US blockade and intervention

Brazil's Workers Party (PT) has issued a communique in support of Cuba, and denounced United States interference in the Caribbean island nation, calling on it to end the 60 year economic...

Bolsonaro And The CIA Conspire Against “New Pink Tide” In South America

A picture is emerging of the agenda being pursued by CIA director William J. Burns on his classified visit to the Bolsonaro government. By Nathalia Urban  As reported yesterday, the CIA Director William...

US Lawmakers Demand Answers on DOJ role in Lava Jato

By Brian Mier US involvement in Brazil's fraudulent Lava Jato "anti-corruption" investigation has been a matter of public record for years, since the Department of Justice and SEC began levying billions of...

NYT Fails to Examine Its Participation in Brazil’s ‘Biggest Judicial Scandal’

By Brian Mier. Originally published at FAIR. The Brazilian Supreme Court on March 8 dismissed all charges against former President Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva made during the Lava Jato investigation, a...

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...

How the US led operation Lava Jato, and why: Congressman Paulo Pimenta

Paulo Pimenta is a Workers Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores/PT) Congressman from the Rio Grande de Sul city of Santa Maria who began his political careers as a student union leader in...

US Intelligence Penetration of Brazil: an Interview with Bob Fernandes

On July 4, 2015, Brazil learned, through Edward Snowden, that President Dilma Rousseff and 29 members of her government were being spied on by the NSA. At that time, FBI agents...

Sérgio Moro’s strange new job

The Lava Jato judge and former Bolsonaro administration Justice Minister will now work with former NSA, DOJ and FBI officials in a consulting firm that has already collected R$17 million for...

On Obama, Lula and Tammany Hall

In his new book, Barack Obama, who is the husband of Chicago machine Mayor Richard M. Daley's former Assistant Planning Commissioner,  compares Lula to a Tammany Hall style machine boss by Brian...

US Election: What’s at stake for Brazil

If the US has been the number one enemy of democracy and freedom in Latin America for the past century, why would a new President make any difference? By Brian Mier In a...

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...

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...

Brazil, Southcom And The Push Towards War

Brazil's former President Lula da Silva has expressed concern about the threat of armed conflict involving Brazil, and questioned the new National Defence Policy announced by Bolsonaro's military dominated government. The new...

Folha: Brazilian lawmakers demand US probe into secret FBI-Lava Jato cooperation

The story of how the United States changed Brazil's political scenario through Department of Justice involvement in anti-corruption operation Lava Jato (Car Wash) is finally becoming the mainstream media scandal it...

How The FBI “Toppled Presidents” In Brazil

Natalia Viana, editor from the respected Brazilian investigative journalism site Agência Pública, recently published a 5 part series based on information shared from leaked Telegram conversations revealed by Intercept Brasil as...

Blood On Their Hands: The Human Cost Of Foreign Support For Bolsonaro

Update, June 21 2021: A year since this article was published, Brazil's toll from Covid-19 has passed 502 thousand deaths. Experts including former health ministry officials estimate hundreds of thousands of...
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