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TV Globo ambush attempt against Haddad backfires

“Calm down, let me answer,” PT presidential candidate says during one of his 64 interruptions. by Brian Mier Formed with government support during the military dictatorship, TV Globo has a long history of...

45 days before election, TV Globo erases the leading candidate

On Thursday 23 August, TV Globo's flagship Jornal Nacional news programme ran segments following the campaigns of Presidential Candidates Marina Silva (Rede), Geraldo Alckmin (PSDB), Jair Bolsonaro (PSL), and Ciro Gomes (PDT)....

LulaMeter 2.0: A Nightmare On Wall Street

Update March 2022: With Lula's freedom to run for president, the "LulaMeter" is back. By Louis Smith "A metalworker with a Socialist background had to become President of Brasil to make Capitalism work....

Media Watch: The Strange Return Of Coup-Denial

Two competing narratives on Brazil: one says Dilma Rousseff was deposed in a procedural Coup d'état and Lula's imprisonment is to stop him becoming President again. The other says that all...

Brasil Wire Addresses Brazilian Congress

Brasil Wire editor Brian Mier addresses Brazilian Congress on fake news, censorship and the independent media.  On Monday morning, June 19th, I was invited to fly to Brasilia to address Congress on...

When Living is a Privilege, Occupying is a Right

According to the Brazilian Constitution of 1988, land banking is a crime. Unlike in, for example, the United States, it is illegal for a landlord to hold a building empty for...

Media Silent On Brasil’s Growing Public Debt Under Temer

During the lead up to the 2016 Coup, a series of alarmist articles in the Brazilian and international media warned of Brazil's spiraling public debt. In January, 2016, for example, the...

Marielle’s Murder And The Newspapers

When  Rio City Councilwoman Marielle Franco was assassinated on March 14, much of the international coverage omitted the fact that she was a socialist and the most prominent critic of Rio...

Brazilian Government confuses Al Jazeera with Al Qaeda

On the morning of Wednesday, April 18, PT (Workers Party) President Gleisi Hoffman conducted a series of interviews with foreign television networks about the political imprisonment of ex-President Lula, the leading...

Globo: Evangelical ascension, a threat to its hegemony – Part 3

By Gabriel Deslandes. The successive institutional crises of Brazil, along with the social chaos provoked by the economic crisis, installed a climate of an apparently unforseen collective mistrust which all conventional politicians...

Globo: The fall of the Worker’s Party, live in color – Part 2

By Gabriel Deslandes. When the Worker’s Party PT saw itself being pressured like never before by the media coverage of the “mensalão” scandal, its’ leaders probably did not imagine that years later,...

Globo: from coup-plotting to far-right contestations – Part 1

By Gabriel Deslandes. There’s something unforeseen stirring up in the empire of the biggest telecommunications network in Latin America. For the first time in a while, Rede Globo is confronted with adversaries...

Inside The Lair Of Fu Manchu

To his political adversaries and their supporters, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacia Lula da Silva is the chief of the biggest crime organisation in human history. To them, da Silva is a...

‘The Coup D’État Factory’: New doc on TV Globo

Journalist and Director Victor Fraga talks about his new project, an update on 1993's essential Beyond Citizen Kane which has a crowdfunding campaign to make it happen. [vimeo 262462145 w=640 h=360] "A Fantástica...

Workers Party: TV Globo Is Inciting Military Coup

Official statement from PT (Workers Party). Translated by Brasil Wire. TV Globo is scandalously and unethically pressuring the Supreme Court to deny ex-president Lula's constitutionally guaranteed right to defend himself in liberty...

Globo Anchorman uses Army General’s message to threaten Supreme Court

Tuesday, April 3. On the night before the habeas corpus judgment that could guarantee freedom for ex-president Lula, the anchorman and editor of Brazil's most popular news program, William Bonner, ended...

The Mechanism: Character Assassination, Election Propaganda & Entertainment

Netflix series, the Mechanism, premiered on Friday, March 23. The new feature by Narcos and Elite Squad director José Padilha was immediately received with criticism for, in the guise of being...

Dilma Rousseff Attacks Netflix’s ‘The Mechanism’ & Director

On March 23, Netflix launched a new series called “The Mechanism” about a court case which is still underway, featuring a character based on the Brazil's leading presidential candidate, Luiz Inacio...

Beyond dishonest: ‘The Mechanism’ Reviewed

This review of 'The Mechanism' originally appeared at AdoroCinema, a mainstream Brazilian TV & Movie review portal. Translated by Brasil Wire. By Lucas Salgado. "In Brazil, the definition of justice in the dictionary does not contain...

AS/COA and Fake News: How a corporate think tank molds mainstream media narratives on Latin America

When Luis Inacio Lula da Silva took office in 2003, one of his first moves was to prioritize open source software for the federal government computer systems in order to reduce costs,...

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...

Why does Northern media ignore the Brazilian left? – This is Hell 16/12/17

The following article is an edited version of the transcripts of an interview Chuck Mertz conducted with Brasil Wire editor Brian Mier on This is Hell radio show, on Chicago's WNUR,...

Guardian Criminalizes the Urban Poor in Rockefeller-Sponsored Series on São Paulo

The Guardian kicked off a week of coverage about São Paulo today, as part of its Rockefeller Foundation sponsored “Cities” Series.  Although part of this content appears to be generated with...

The Inglorious Fall of William Waack

In 2006, Globo TV's senior news editor Ali Kamel wrote a book called "We are not racists", in which he argued that, despite all the statistics that prove otherwise, there is...

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...

Brasil’s US-Funded “Libertarians” & the Far-Right

On August 18, Vice Brasil journalist and occasional Brasil Wire contributor Marie Declerq, broke the news that the Instituto Mises Brasil think tank, which receives funding from US libertarians, has published...

The Coup, Phase II: An interview with Dr. Ivana Bentes

By Brian Mier. The political situation in Brazil is getting confusing, even for people who study it. To summarise recent events, in April the organized left held the largest general strike in...

If UK Media wrote about the UK like it does Latin America

As the May regime collapses into economic chaos and repression, what hope now for the British people?   Following a disastrous and disputed General election in which she could not secure a democratic mandate,...

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...

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...
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