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US-backed Moro Secretly Tried To Prevent Dilma’s 2014 Re-Election

New evidence shows how the U.S.-coached judge and presidential hopeful Sergio Moro fabricated a media scandal on the brink of the 2014 election designed to bring down the incumbent president Dilma...

“A Sign Of Progress”: How A Tiny Corporate Media Clique Inverted Reality During Brazil’s 2016 Coup

On the fifth anniversary of Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, the role foreign media played in propagandising for it still warrants further investigation. Little of international media coverage of Brazil’s 2016 coup and its...

CNN, Banking and Business Leaders Applaud Bolsonaro At Lavish Dinner

On 7th March 2021, hours after Brazil broke 4000 deaths per day from Covid-19, far-right president Jair Bolsonaro held a lavish dinner in São Paulo for business, banking and media leaders...

Marisa: The Violence Of Lawfare And The End Of A Lie

On Friday 26th March 2021, TV Globo's flagship news bulletin Jornal Nacional made an admission with serious ramifications. After six years of relentless smears, often briefing direct from the Lava Jato task...

Lula’s full speech after being declared innocent

Ex-president Lula da Silva delivered an historical speech in São Bernardo do Campo, on March 10th, 2021, two days after the annulment of Operation Car Wash convictions. Below is the full transcript. I...

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...

The Silence Of The Media (Censored)

On August 28th, answering a complaint from BTG-Pactual, the financial services corporation founded by Jair Bolsonaro's Finance Minister Paulo Guedes, the independent media site GGN was ordered to pull down 11...

“Jair Rousseff”: Tone-deaf Folha and the pernicious myth of a broke Brazil

On Friday 21 August, Folha de S.Paulo, one of Brazil’s biggest and most influential newspapers, ran an editorial entitled “Jair Rousseff”. It provoked an immediate backlash with any commentators since stating...

Deutsche Welle censors Brazilian writer on behalf of Bolsonaristas

By Nathália Urban João Paulo Cuenca is an award-winning Brazilian author, whose work is recognized in various mainstream media outlets. Among his various works, Cuenca wrote a biweekly column for Deutsche Welle....

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”...

Paralysis of the present: How Western media confines US imperialism to the past

Using Venezuela as an example, journalist John McEvoy explores the Western media tendency to ignore and erase US imperialism in the present day, only to acknowledge it in hindsight, when it...

Bob Fernandes on the Media, Coronavirus and Brazil’s Far Right

Bob Fernandes, 65, is a veteran print and television journalist from Bahia who’s personal youtube channel has nearly 200,000 followers. Since starting his career in the 1970s, he has worked as...

Bolsonaro’s TV Meltdown In Full

Last Friday, Jair Bolsonaro decided to make a confusing and incriminating statement in reaction to the departure of his Minister of Justice, Sergio Moro. For forty minutes, TV viewers watched the largely...

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...

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...

How to navigate Anglo media’s Amazon doublespeak

By Brian Mier I spent last week in the Brazilian Amazon in Porto Velho, Rondonia, on the edge of what is called the arco do incendios. The “arc of fires” is a region stretching...

Independent media and the war of narratives

Brian Mier's speech at the 2019 Left Forum in Brooklyn, NY. I would like to start by talking about how Brazilian alternative media works to build a space of counter-hegemony to the...

A Coup at close range: Petra Costa’s ‘The Edge of Democracy’

Three years in the making, Petra Costa’s masterful new documentary ‘The Edge of Democracy’ is an essential telling of Brazil’s recent history, and a rude awakening for those who kept the...

“Podemos tirar…”: Lava Jato’s protection of Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Proof that, as suspected, Sergio Moro and Operation Lava Jato was protecting high profile centre-right politicians such as US-backed former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, is yet another smoking gun, and more...

Bad neighbor: a US hand behind the Sérgio Moro show

Lava Jato chief Sérgio Moro was never a superhero, despite Anglo media's tireless attempts to portray him as one. By Brian Mier Now that the Intercept has revealed that the US Department of Justice/Curitiba...

Lava Jato: “The Narrative Must Be Protected At All Costs”

It is simply the most important geopolitical story of recent times. Documents leaked to the Intercept have led to the exposure of ostensible anti-corruption Operation Lava Jato (Carwash) as a means...

Fracasso: Bolsonaro fails to take the streets

Sunday 26th May saw demonstrations in 52 cities around Brazil, in support of the beleaguered Presidency of Jair Bolsonaro. After five months his is now considered the worst start for any...

Institutional War: Brasil’s Supreme Court vs Brasil’s Media

By João Feres The latest event in the protracted institutional crisis of Brazil’s democracy is a conflict between Supreme Court Justices and the media. It is not a fortuitous conflict as one...

Guardian Accused Of Whitewashing U.S. Role In Brasil’s Dictatorship

Kathy Swart is a U.S. Professor, Librarian and expert on the information landscape of Latin America. Following the Guardian's publication of this article regarding planned commemorations of Brazil's US-backed 1964 Military...

Media Censors Bolsonaro CIA Visit With Justice Minister

On March 18, on his first official visit to the United States far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited the Headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency. It was outside the President's official...

Ricardo Boechat, Journalist. 1952-2019.

On the morning of 11th January, a 44 year old Bell B06 JetRanger helicopter carrying TV Bandeirantes News Anchor, Ricardo Boechat crashed in São Paulo, near Anhanguera, as it brought the...

Brazil and the US left’s imperial blindspot

In an interview on the WNUR Chicago radio show This is Hell, which aired on Saturday, December 22, 2018, Brasil Wire co-editor Brian Mier explained what Jacobin and the Western /...

How The US Left Failed Brasil

Why did the US left media bash a successful democratic socialist party during a right wing coup? by Brian Mier, Sean T. Mitchell, and Bryan Pitts On November 29, 2018, the socialist magazine and news site Jacobin...

The Strange Case Of The Guardian & Brasil

"If The Guardian was what it purports to be, Brasil Wire wouldn’t need to exist". The British Newspaper's coverage serves as a case study of how perception of what happened in Brasil became so distorted internationally.  The...
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