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An interview with Lula. Part Two

I really want to polarize. I want to hold deep ideological debates. I want the people to know that there is no teaching anywhere that says a person has to...

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...

In Solidarity With Glenn Greenwald

Lawfare is the strategic use of Law to delegitimise, damage or annihilate an enemy - Valeska Martins Brasil Wire expresses it’s absolute solidarity with Glenn Greenwald, the Rio de Janeiro-based US journalist...

Chief Justice Toffoli says Lava Jato destroyed Brazilian Industries

Dias Toffoli, Chief Justice of the Brazilian Supreme Court, accuses the US DOJ-backed Lava Jato investigation of destroying the national construction and petroleum industries. by Vanessa Grazziotin Last Monday (16), the Estado de...

The Tories’ War on Progressive Latin America

Cosying up to Bolsonaro, supporting coup d'états and facilitating crackdowns on human rights - the Tory record in Latin America today tells you why they were so willing to make friends...

Michael Brooks Interview: Lula, solidarity and the antifascist struggle

Host of the Michael Brooks Show and Majority Report co-host talks about the challenges that lie ahead in the global fight against fascism and the fight to preserve Lula's legacy Michael Brooks,...

Notorious U.S. Intelligence Official Visits Lula Appeal Court

The controversial TRF-4 (4th Regional Federal Court) in Porto Alegre has been hit by fresh scandal, one which re-opens the question of United States interference in Brazilian law enforcement, and its...

As Lula Emerges From Prison, US Media Ignore How Washington Helped Put Him There

By Brian Mier. The Brazilian Supreme Court reversed a 2018 ruling on November 7, upholding the principle of innocent until proven guilty in the 1988 Constitution and declaring it illegal to jail...

Lula promises to help “free Brazil from the insanity”

Released on Friday, November 8th, after 580 days in political imprisonment in Curitiba, former President Lula posted his first video on Instagram, sending a message to his supporters. “I would like to...

Supreme Court renders Lula imprisonment illegal

Last night (11/8/2019) the Brazilian Supreme Court upheld the principal of innocent until proven guilty from the 1988 Constitution and ruled that it is illegal to imprison defendants until their appeals...

Justice for Lula, Peace for Brazil

On the day in which the Brazilian Supreme Court  returns to deliberations over whether it will uphold the 1988 Constitution and respect defendants' rights to await their appeals verdicts in freedom...

Court blocks political imprisonment of Dilma Rousseff

Federal Police agent who issued arrest warrant for Rousseff is a subordinate and close ally of disgraced Justice Minister Sérgio Moro. The move was blocked by the Attorney General’s Office and the...

New book describes how Bolsonaro was elected “by force” – by the Armed Forces

'Os Onze – O STF, seus bastidores e suas crises' reveals further evidence of the Pro-Bolsonaro Soft Coup at the 2018 Election. By André Barrocal, CartaCapital. On Tuesday before Sunday's final vote in the...

Better Than Kissinger: How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. Part Four.

In September 2019, Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington D.C. and the pair announced a new U.S.-Brazil bilateral agreement to open...

Gold Against The Soul: How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. Part Three.

In September 2019, Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington D.C. and the pair announced a new U.S.-Brazil bilateral agreement to open...

Smiling Assassins: How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. Part Two.

In September 2019, Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington D.C. and the pair announced a new U.S.-Brazil bilateral agreement to open...

20 ways Lawfare led to Brazil’s State of Exception

The rise of Bolsonaro is the result of a long and systematic process of bending or violating laws for political ends  to  remove one democratically elected president and arrest another. It may...

How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. Part One.

In September 2019, Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington D.C. and the pair announced a new U.S.-Brazil bilateral agreement to open...

Lava Jato Soap Opera Nears Finale

As the Supreme Court invalidates most of the Lava Jato convictions for failing to respect due process, task force members become more and more desperate. by Florestan Fernandes Jr.* The telenovela about former...

Lula refuses to trade dignity for freedom

As former President's case comes up to the Supreme Court, corrupt prosecutor Delton Dallagnol tries to strike a deal to transfer him to semi-open regime. In a note read to the...

U.S. Congress demands answers on DOJ and Lava Jato

House Resolution 594 directs US DOJ inspector general to perform a full review of the Department’s activities in Brazil On September 25 a group of 14 US Members of Congress filed...

Rousseff in El País: “My departure was the opening act in a play that has not ended.”

In an interview with El País, Dilma Rousseff, ousted in 2016, warned “It was a Coup. My departure was the opening act in a play that has not ended." Speaking to the...

Lula Interview: PT’s mistakes and US role in the Coup

In a subtitled interview  which is linked below, the political prisoner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva speaks of strategic errors made by the PT, BRICS, and the documented US involvement in...

Michel Temer: “It was a Coup”

During a television interview on September 16th, 2019, former Brazilian President Michel Temer twice referred to the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff as a Golpe (Coup). Dilma Rousseff’s former VP, of the conservative...

Why is Lula still in Jail?

As momentum turns against right wing extremist Jair Bolsonaro and his ultra-neoliberal economic project, many former supporters have joined the opposition but refuse to demand the release of fraudulently convicted former...

Aiding and Abetting: Anglo Media and Lava Jato

Journalism, according to the American Press Institute,  is "the activity of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information". In the case of Anglo media coverage of the corrupt and politically...

The battle for Brazil’s future: an interview with Elias Jabbour

By Fiona Edwards The election of far right politician Jair Bolsonaro in last year’s Brazilian Presidential election sent shock-waves across Latin America and the entire world. What has been the impact of...

New revelations show Sérgio Moro & Lava Jato were central to Brazil’s Coup

"Vaza Jato proves that Moro and his prosecutors concealed excerpts of Lula's (illegally recorded) phone calls. The conversations show why Lula was being named minister of my government: to politically rearticulate...

Mélenchon: The dirtiest name in Brazil today is Sérgio Moro

French politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of the leftist movement France Insubmissa, has visited former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Curitiba, where he has been imprisoned since April 7 last...

11 Questions Congress is asking the DOJ about Lava Jato

As the Amazon burns, 13 progressive Democratic Members of Congress request clarification on the US Department of Justice’s role in Jair Bolsonaro’s rise to power. By Brian Mier 13 Democratic Members of Congress...
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