LAVA JATO

Projeto Brasil Nação: An Election Without Lula Is Fraud

This statement was released by Projeto Brasil Nação, a group of intellectuals and artists engaged in a fight against the post-coup 'dismantling' of Brazil. Led by economist Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, it includes...

US admits role in Operation Lava Jato, brags about Lula conviction

December 22, 2017. After US-backed neoliberal Sebastian Piñera wins the Chilean presidential elections following corruption charges against center-left former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet involving Brazilian construction company Odebrecht as part of the Lava Jato investigation, El Clarin reveals...

Corrupt: Lava Jato & Sergio Moro’s Sentence Reduction Industry

Lava Jato investigation Prosecutor/Judge Sergio Moro is embroiled in a million dollar cash for sentence reduction scheme. For the past 2 years some of the most prestigious newspapers and think tanks in the...

Federal Prosecutor requests Lula’s acquittal

The MPF-DF (Federal Public Prosecutor's Office in Brasilia) requested on Friday (1st) the acquittal of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the case of an alleged attempt to buy...

Dilma Rousseff has been acquitted 5 times since her Impeachment

By Katia Guimarães. In the past year, elected President Dilma Rousseff has been acquitted at least five times of the charges that led Congress to withdraw her from the post for which she...

Bob Fernandes: The Law is for all (but only in the Movie)

By Bob Fernandes. On Monday, 28 August, in Curitiba, the premiere was held of the Lava Jato movie "Federal Police: the Law is for all". The movie cost R$16 million ($5m USD). The...

Judicial Farce: Moro freezes Lula’s Assets, can’t find Triplex…

After giving former Congressional President Eduardo Cunha months of advance warning which enabled him to hide millions of dollars of bribe money before his arrest in 2016, and repeatedly refusing to...

How many jobs has Lava Jato cost?

Translated from Carta Capital. The Brazilian economy had a sharp rise in unemployment in 2015 and 2016. The main reasons were misguided economic policies and malign effects of the Lava Jato operation....

Moro, Lula and the consolidation of the Coup

By Fernando Horta. After helping Aécio Neves and Michel Temer avoid conviction, Judge Sergio Moro uses shaky evidence to prevent Ex-president Lula's candidacy on the day that the Brazilian Senate wipes 70...

Brasil’s chief Nuclear Physicist is in Prison. Why?

By Fania Rodrigues. Brasil de Fato | Rio de Janeiro (RJ). The arrest and conviction of the man who put Brazil among the select group of countries which dominate nuclear technology is causing political controversy....

Joesley: An Opportunistic Apology

On May 18 as part of a corruption investigation that was not directly related to Operation Car Wash, Joesley Batista, a director of JBS, the world's largest meat packing corporation, dropped...

The Coup, one year on & how Anglo media failed Brasil

At this time of crisis in the media industry, it is with regret that an article like this even needs to be published, but analysis of the failure of Anglo media on...

“A Judge should not have a Party” – Philosopher Djamila Ribeiro confronts Sergio Moro at debate in London

Philosopher Djamila Ribeiro questioned Judge Sergio Moro about his position at the head of Operation Lava-Jato. The Prosecuting Judge participated yesterday (13/5) in a debate at the London School of Economics, with...

Dilma: Globo incites arrest and imprisonment without due process

13 MAY 2017. The journalistic war promoted against me and president Lula is proof that the rise of authoritarianism has radically contaminated public opinion makers, such as Merval Pereira, who suggested I...

Beauty and the Beast

Since the emergence of what would come to be called "Lava Jato" in 2009, every honest political commentator has been clear: the operation was designed to reach ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula...

Bernardet: “We are watching the systematic dismantling of an emerging power”

By Jean-Claude Bernardet A programmed decay. The BRICS are unacceptable. The BRICS Bank, which operates with various currencies, including the dollar, is unacceptable. A support fund (like an IMF for emergent nations) is...

Lula in the eyes of an Anarchist

By Dora Incontri. Translated by Brasil Wire. Original version. I never voted for Lula. I also never voted for Dilma or Fernando Henrique Cardoso or Collor. I didn't vote because I am an...

“Semi-Fictional” Drama or Propaganda? Lava Jato comes to Netflix

In 2016, with Dilma Rousseff's impeachment underway, a rumour spread that actor Wagner Moura, regular collaborator with director Jose Padilha, had refused the role of Lava Jato Prosecuting Judge and self-styled national saviour,...

Judge Teori: 10 Reasons To Doubt The “Perfect Tragedy”

The first piece translated & published in partnership with Outras Palavras explores the disturbing circumstances around the plane crash which killed 5 people, including the Supreme Court's rapporteur to anti-corruption operation Lava Jato (Car...

When Janot went to Davos

In January 2017 Brazil's Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot made an unprecedented trip to Davos for the World Economic Forum, during which he addressed assembled billionaires about the strides his country was making...

The US & Brasil’s Coup of 2016

What we know, what we don't, and what we can deduce about the role of geopolitics & hegemony in the Soft Coup which removed President Dilma Rousseff and her Government. This article...

Brazil’s Putschists, made in the USA

As a series of widely publicized corruption accusations against former President Luis “Lula” Inacio da Silva fail to pan out, the local and international press continue to give much larger coverage...

“Captain Brazil” & the arbitrary manipulation of Public Life

A theatre play that mocks the violence of the Military Police was interrupted by the Military Police itself, indicative of a dark moment — Brazil’s flirtation with fascism. The play, titled "Blitz: The...

On Tape: The Coup plot which brought down Dilma

Shortly after suspension of Dilma Rousseff  (Workers Party/PT) as President following consecutive Congressional and Senate votes for her impeachment, her Vice President Michel Temer (PMDB), effectively took power permanently, rather than...

Brasil’s Black Wednesday

The situation in Brasil at the time of publication is extremely complicated & fluid but to better understand it, it needs to be broken down into its related component parts. This article...

Lula & The Trite Theatre Of Lava Jato

The depiction of Operation Lava Jato as an apolitical moral crusade, a new essentialist myth and a natural phase in the country's development, is a divisive one in Brazil but nevertheless...

Mani Pulite: Italy’s “Lava-Jato”

Shortly before his death in 2012, and seeking to make amends, Reginald Bartholomew, former US Ambassador to Italy in the early-mid 1990s, confessed to US State Department, intelligence and law enforcement's...

Brasil’s Shock Doctrine

"Only a crisis, real or perceived, produces real change." - Milton Friedman. Brasil is having a horrible 2015; a far less favourable global economic situation, a number of policy misjudgements made early in President Rousseff's...
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