LATIN AMERICA

Bolivia Angrily Rejects Bolsonaro’s Añez Asylum Offer

Bolivian Foreign Minister Rogelio Mayta described Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s plan to grant Jeanine Áñez political asylum as “absolutely impudent” and “inappropriate interference in internal affairs”. Originally published by Peoples Dispatch The government of...

“…Chile…Colombia…Brazil???”: Bolsonaro Despair At Left Resurgence

Folha's Monica Bergamo reports that, following the victory of Gustavo Petro, President Jair Bolsonaro sent a message on a private WhatsApp group in which he despaired at the result. Left-wing candidate Gustavo Petro...

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...

Vargas Llosa And The Autocratic Involution Of Liberalism

By Atilio Borón I must admit, Vargas Llosa is, as Jorge Luis Borges would say, "incorrigible." The passage of time is implacable and in his case, unlike others, it has accelerated his...

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...

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...

Argentina Denounces UK Military Flights From Brazil To Malvinas

By Nathália Urban  Argentina's ambassador to Brazil, Daniel Scioli, has expressed his concern at a significant increase in British military flights stopping in Brazilian territory, on their way to the Falklands Islands...

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...

Biden Admin Offers Hand Of Friendship To Bolsonaro

Latest U.S. government visit is further evidence that the Biden administration has no qualms about supporting Brazil's far-right military-dominated regime. By Nathália Urban  US President Joe Biden's National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan visited...

United Republic Of Soybeans: GMO And Neocolonialism In The Southern Cone

The ‘soybeanisation’ of the Paraguayan economy has had a devastating impact on the country’s ecology, rural populations and democratic process, but it has been lucrative for foreign corporations and the domestic...

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...

The CIA, Brazil And The New Cold War With China

The imperative behind CIA director William J. Burns classified trip to Brazil appears to be part of an effort to contain and prevent ascendence of South American governments allied with, or...

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...

White House admits CIA involvement in “War on Corruption” which jailed Lula and elected Bolsonaro

In a White House 'Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on the Fight Against Corruption', a Biden administration official admitted that the CIA and other parts of the U.S. intelligence...

South America’s ‘Business Friendly’ Bloodbath

International Business and Banking support for the most repressive regimes in Latin America is even more evident than it was during the original cold war. Now, Wall Streetʼs three main men...

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...

COVID-19 in Latin America: Growing Challenges in the World’s Most Unequal Region

By Rafael R. Ioris. This article originally appeared at COHA and is republished with permission. Confirming what scientists had been saying for the last several years, a new global pandemic has brought...

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...

Lula and democracy at the crossroads

Sooner or later, Brazil, Latin America and the World will have to choose between neoliberalism, fascism and authoritarianism on one side and real, substantive democracy on the other by Marcelo Zero Latin America...

Celso Amorim: Argentina’s change will spread across the continent

In an interview in Buenos Aires with journalist Mario Vitor Santos, the former Brazilian Foreign Relations Minister Celso Amorim said that it is an important convergence of events that Alberto Fernandez’...
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