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What Worries The US Most About Lula

Steve Ellner says opposition to NATO’s stance on Ukraine has created fertile ground for the expansion of a bloc of non-aligned nations, now with a progressive possibly at the helm.  By Steve Ellner for Consortium News President Joe Biden kept a promise to Lula da Silva by congratulating him for “free, fair and credible” elections minutes after Sunday’s […]

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UK Prime Minister Truss Challenged Over Bolsonaro Links

Incoming British Prime Minister has been challenged in parliament over her proximity to far right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. The questions are related to secret meetings held in 2018, six months before the neofascist was controversially elected following the arrest and jailing of frontrunner then and now, Lula da Silva. One day after her confirmation […]

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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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US-Trained Moro Faces Lawsuit For Damage Caused To Brazil By Lava Jato

US-trained former judge Sergio Moro becomes defendant in lawsuit that asks for him to pay for damage to the country caused by the joint US-Brazil anticorruption operation Lava Jato, which he led. Monica Bergamo in Folha de S.Paulo reports that disgraced former judge Sergio Moro has become a defendant in a lawsuit by Workers Party […]

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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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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 anti-corruption operation which brought Bolsonaro to power in the first place. This article was updated on 10/5/22 with new relevant information. As then reported […]

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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 with Brazil’s now-disgraced Operation Lava Jato, which illegally imprisoned Brazil’s leading presidential candidate, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, removing him from the 2018 […]

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Fallen US-Asset Sergio Moro “To Abandon Presidential Bid”

It has been reported that US-trained Lava Jato Judge Sergio Moro, who is currently polling single figures for the forthcoming presidential election, will now leave the Podemos party to join to newly formed União Brasil – a merger of heirs to 1964-85 dictatorship government ARENA, DEM (formerly PFL), and Bolsonaro’s former home and base of […]

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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 Justice Court ordered the Justice Ministry to grant former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his defense team access to previously […]

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Moro’s U.S. Law Firm Received R$40 Million From His Lava Jato Targets, Says Federal Audit Court

Brazil’s Federal Audit Court has asked the Attorney General to freeze presidential pre-candidate Sergio Moro’s assets. The court (TCU) says that the law firm which until recently employed the disgraced ex-judge received more than R$40 million ($8 million USD) from companies he convicted in Operation Lava Jato, and with whom he negotiated leniency agreements. A spiral […]