LAVA JATO

Why was British media silent about the persecution of Lula?

“Through these omissions, British media coverage, like Brazilian mainstream coverage, did not just simplify & sensationalise what was happening in Brazil, it provided editorial cover for wrongdoings.” By Mariana Noviello. Originally published...

Brazilian Supreme Court Authorizes Investigation of Sergio Moro

For years, the media treated far-right Lava Jato Judge Sergio Moro as a superhero. Now he's facing felony charges by Brian Mier In a landmark ruling on March 23, 2021, the Brazilian Supreme...

“Lula won’t be released before 2018 election” Supreme Court President promised General

The Supreme Court's annulment of former president Lula's convictions, which kept him out of the 2018 election, is forcing re-examination of events that year. Having removed the Workers Party from power...

Lava Jato Dies, Lula Is Reborn: Behind The Supreme Court Ruling

By Brian Mier On March 8th, Brazilian Supreme Court Minister Edson Fachin dismissed all Lava Jato related charges against former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. The ruling came as a surprise...

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...

Economic Hit Job: Lava Jato cost “4.4 million jobs and R$172.2 billion in investments”

Mônica Bergamo in Folha reports on a new study published by the CUT Trade Union Confederation which surveys the economic damage the now disgraced anti-corruption operation Lava Jato did to Brazil's...

Lava Jato Hacker Walter Delgatti speaks

Facing a 300 year prison sentence, the man who hacked into chats between Judge Sergio Moro and the Curitiba Lava Jato task-force explains why he did it and why he is...

Pandora’s box: Geopolitics of the Brazilian Coup d’État and its Consequences

Originally published by Transcience Journal following Jair Bolsonaro's election, the following paper is a thorough and essential overview of Brazil's long coup, the geopolitics and hybrid warfare behind it, by Professor Dr. Carlos...

José Genoino: “Military won’t leave power in 2022”

José Genoino, former guerrilla, federal deputy and ex-president of the Workers' Party, has spoken about how Jair Bolsonaro was the Military's strategy to return to government without a traditional coup, and...

Whither the “Lava Jato Left”?

Left wing politicians and commentators who endorsed operation Lava Jato are now under fire for unwittingly helping bring about a Bolsonaro presidency, in what is now being called 'The greatest judicial...

Lava Jato acted like a “death squad” and “put Stasi to shame” says Supreme Court Judge

In an interview with UOL, Supreme Court Judge Gilmar Mendes has launched a scathing attack on Sérgio Moro and the Operation Lava Jato task force. The judge compared the Lava Jato task...

No Tanks On The Streets: Brazilian General Villas Bôas Admits Military Behind Coup

Military string pulling in Brazil’s “long coup” which returned them to government becomes clearer with confessions from the now terminally ill former head of the armed forces who oversaw it. Through an...

Lula’s arrest is “a gift from the CIA”, mocked Lava Jato prosecutor

The arrest and jailing of former Brazilian President Lula da Silva in April 2018 changed the course of the country’s history, opening the door to far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who came...

“Put the US attorneys to work” (against Lula): Sergio Moro caught in new scandal

Supreme Court Minister Ricardo Lewandowski has lifted the confidentiality on conversations between prosecutors from Operation Lava Jato and ex-judge Sergio Moro, which were captured via a hack of the Telegram messaging...

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...

Obama “must explain” role in Lava Jato and 2016 Coup, as Supreme Court orders unsealing of secret US agreements

Workers Party President Gleisi Hoffman insists former US President Barack Obama “needs to explain his participation in the coup and Lava Jato” as the Brazilian Supreme Court rules that secret agreements...

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...

“Political Midas” João Santana, forgotten casualty of the coup, breaks silence

Former journalist and rock musician João Santana ascended to become one of Brazil's most influential people, a high profile political strategist with his unique talents in demand at home and abroad. He...

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...

Supreme Court: US-backed Judge Moro interfered in 2018 election to elect Bolsonaro

 On a day of important victories for former President Lula at Brazil’s Supreme Court, it was concluded that disgraced “anti-corruption hero” and former Bolsonaro Justice Minister, Sérgio Moro, acted to influence...

Moro 2030? STF Proposes to block judiciary from politics for 8 years

A new law proposed by the Supreme Court President would quarantine judges and prosecutors from electoral candidacy for up to 8 years, to prevent using politicised trials to generate political popularity....

US Department of Justice “clarifies” role in Lava Jato

In identical letters sent to 13 members of US Congress, Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd demonstrates that the Department of Justice's  partnership in the corrupt, politicized anti-corruption investigation has been...

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...

How did they let Lava Jato go so far?

How were a group of public prosecutors allowed to report directly to agents from other countries, and why were these illegal actions endorsed by Brazil's governmental institutions? by Luis Nassif In a clear...

Sergio Moro’s Catch 22: Miami or the Presidency

Will backstabbing opportunists turn the spell against the witch who cast it? By Brian Mier On June 20th, Brazil’s right-wing extremist Education Minister Abraham Weintraub abruptly resigned and fled the country fleeing probable...

Western Media Rehabilitate Brazil’s Criminal Ex-Justice Minister for Presidential Run

By Lucas Koerner. This article originally appeared at FAIR. Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro resigned from his post in the far-right Bolsonaro government on April 24, accusing the president of “political interference”...

NYT and Latin American Coups: In Hybrid War “Nuance” Is A Rhetorical Weapon

On June 10, 2020, the New York Times ran a front page article headlined "Coup Threats Rattle Brazil as Virus Deaths Surge". To seasoned Brazil watchers this was not in itself shocking....
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