NEOLIBERALISM

With 33 Million Brazilians Hungry, Lula Condemns Energy Privatisation

Bolsonaro's 11th hour privatisation of state energy giant Eletrobrás has provoked dismay, despite neoliberal efforts to spin it positively. Former president Lula connects the cut-price sell off directly with Brazil's hunger...

Bolsonaro’s Eletrobrás Privatization Buries Vargas Era

The 2016 coup, which started with the delivery of Petrobras, culminates with the privatization of the state electric company, Eletrobrás. By Leonardo Attuch* In December 1994, on the eve of his presidential inauguration,...

Electoral Court President Admits Dilma Rousseff Was Victim Of A Coup

Supreme Court Minister Luís Roberto Barroso, President of Brazil's Electoral Court has written that common budgetary maneuvers (pedaladas) were only a formal justification for Dilma Rousseff's 2016 overthrow, when the real reason...

Lula on the Gig Economy and Capitalist Alienation

From 1975 - 1981, Lula was President of the ABC Metalworkers Union in São Bernardo do Campo, the polluted, industrial satellite city of São Paulo where he still lives to this...

Covid 19 And The Failure Of Individualism

According to Brazilian scientist Lucia Souto, vaccine inequalities and science denialism - two results of neoliberal individualism - are derailing humanity. by Rede Brasil Atual In an interview on Radio Brasil Atual, Dr....

Greenwald’s embarrassing public spat with Brazilian Union

In heated Twitter exchange, millionaire Fox News commentator Glenn Greenwald insinuates that a labor union representing petroleum platform workers who made an average of US$350/month in 2020 is "privileged". By Brian Mier It...

Bolsonaro’s Discreet Charm for the Bourgeoisie

Segments of Brazil's economic-financial elite don't care about the country's institutional corrosion. As long as their interests are met, formal democracy can be raffled off without any problems. by Glauco Faria One of...

Lula refuses to join repentant conservatives’ anti-Bolsonaro movement

As Brazil’s richest man, Jorge Paulo Lemann, joins forces with fellow supporters of the 2016 coup in a drive to depose the neofascist president who they helped bring to office, former...

Sociopathic Neoliberalism Is Brazil’s Biggest Obstacle In Fight Against Pandemic

It is not just the Brazilian President and his followers' flat-earthism that prevents Brazil overcoming the pandemic and the crisis it has generated. Sociopathic neoliberalism and its prioritisation of economic dogma...

Brazil’s Armed Forces are “to defend US interests” says researcher

For Héctor Luís Saint-Pierre, it is a military paradox to support the deregulation of the economy and the sell-off of assets. By Ana Penido. Brasil de Fato. 26 October 2019. With the broad...

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...

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...

Lula and democracy at the crossroads

Sooner or later, Brazil, Latin America and the World will have to choose between neoliberalism, fascism and authoritarianism on one side and real, substantive democracy on the other by Marcelo Zero Latin America...

Brasil’s fascist “green hens” are back

During the 1930s, Brazilian fascists, called the "Green Hens" by their opponents, beat up communists and  praised God, family and liberal economic policies. In this article Wilson Luiz Müller says they're...

Fear of Lula is fear of democracy

Both the far-right and the "center" are afraid of Lula. It is not because he is a violent radical, but because he represents the possibility of real social, economic and political...

Illegally privatised Brazilian companies can be repossessed, politician warns

In Curitiba, former Senator from the center-right MDB party Roberto Requião reminds the public that purchasing stolen property from an illegitimate government is a crime and this opens the legal door...

Celso Amorim: Argentina’s change will spread across the continent

In an interview in Buenos Aires with journalist Mario Vitor Santos, the former Brazilian Foreign Relations Minister Celso Amorim said that it is an important convergence of events that Alberto Fernandez’...

Latin America’s neoliberal governments are turning into police states

The adaptation of repressive measures reveals South America’s neoliberal governments' intentions to transform into police states as an offensive management tactic against violence and inequality. By Marcio Pochmann The 2008 global crisis triggered...

After Chile “Brazil will soon be next” – Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Portuguese Sociologist sees Brazil as the next Latin American country to confront Neoliberalism. In Brazil to participate in the opening of the annual meeting of the National Association of Graduate Studies and...
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