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Tucker/Fox Rally Behind Bolsonaro

From Rio de Janeiro, son of former Voice of America chief invents new cold war narrative. by Brian Mier Multi-millionaire Fox News host Tucker Carlson, son of former Voice of America and USIA chief Dick Carlson is spending the week broadcasting his popular program, Tucker Carlson Tonight, from Rio de Janeiro. During his first broadcast […]

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New Reuters Leak: Lula Sent Emissary To Meet US Officials In Washington

In the latest instalment of an effort to manage the optics of Brazil-US relations ahead of the October election, an apparent new leak, again from unnamed sources, and again to Reuters news agency, reveals an unannounced meeting between a close Lula confidant and the Biden administration in Washington DC. There is nothing especially unusual about […]

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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 imperialism elsewhere in the world, since 2015 he has published little or nothing on his government’s involvement in Brazil, and his latest book puzzlingly […]

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US-backed Moro Secretly Tried To Prevent Dilma’s 2014 Re-Election

New evidence shows how the U.S.-coached judge and presidential hopeful Sergio Moro fabricated a media scandal on the brink of the 2014 election designed to bring down the incumbent president Dilma Rousseff. It is yet further evidence that Operation Lava Jato, which he now admits he commanded, was a political weapon from the outset, and […]

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Greenwald’s embarrassing public spat with Brazilian Union

In heated Twitter exchange, millionaire Fox News commentator Glenn Greenwald insinuates that a labor union representing petroleum platform workers who made an average of US$350/month in 2020 is “privileged”. By Brian Mier It all started on the Flow podcast. Sitting with his husband Glenn, David Miranda, one of 10 members of Brazilian congress from PSOL […]

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“International Conspiracy To Overthrow Workers Party Began In 2012” Says Ex Finance Minister

Brazil’s former Finance Minister cites 2012 as the moment international capital began conspiring to bring down its left wing government. The same interests, many of which are represented by Council of the Americas, went on to back far-right Bolsonaro.  It is one of the most frank denunciations yet of the role foreign capital played in Dilma Rousseff’s […]

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“A Sign Of Progress”: How A Tiny Corporate Media Clique Inverted Reality During Brazil’s 2016 Coup

On the fifth anniversary of Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, the role foreign media played in propagandising for it still warrants further investigation. Little of international media coverage of Brazil’s 2016 coup and its centrepiece, the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, has dated well. But one opinion piece in US newspaper the New York Times stands out […]

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Le Monde says what we already knew: Lava Jato acted as a US agency in Brazil

Since its inception in 2014, Brasil Wire has published 230 critical articles on Operation Lava Jato, and specifically its relationship with the United States government. Evidence we and Brazilian independent media platforms published in this period was routinely ignored and dismissed by both national and international journalists and outlets. Thus the principal conceit, the narrative […]

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CNN, Banking and Business Leaders Applaud Bolsonaro At Lavish Dinner

On 7th March 2021, hours after Brazil broke 4000 deaths per day from Covid-19, far-right president Jair Bolsonaro held a lavish dinner in São Paulo for business, banking and media leaders at which he sought to regain support of the corporate core which backed him at the 2018 election. Folha de S.Paulo reports that one […]

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Marisa: The Violence Of Lawfare And The End Of A Lie

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