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The Amazon’s Neocolonial Problem

There is a left argument for Brazilian sovereignty that should never need to be made. The 2019 G7 summit in Biarritz unnecessarily handed Brazil’s Neofascist Bolsonaro a propaganda coup with which to...

Getúlio’s Long Shadow

The plot against Getúlio Vargas is often considered to be a purely internal Brazilian affair. This was contradicted by his own suicide note, in which he refers specifically to an alliance of...

Seja feita a vossa vontade: a guerra santa do Brasil

Uma batalha de cinquenta anos que veio dos EUA, para combater a Teologia da Libertação Católica no Brasil, promete ricas recompensas a grandes custos humanos para os que investiram nela e...

Thy Will Be Done: Brasil’s Holy War

A fifty year foreign battle to combat Catholic Liberation Theology in Brazil promises rich rewards for the vested interests which initiated it, at great human cost. "Brazil is at the vanguard of...

Collor2018: The Impossible Dream

Elected in 1989, the Presidency of Fernando Collor de Mello was supposed to herald a new dawn of modernity and openness for Brasil. With the kind of slick image later adopted by other politicians of his...

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,...

David Rockefeller & a dark legacy in Brasil – A critical obituary

On March 20, David Rockefeller died at the age of 101. As the obituaries for one of the world's richest men gush over his philanthropy, it needs to be pointed out...

Brizola ’89: The Coup That Never Was…

On 22nd November 1988, United States Secretary of State, George Shultz met with his Deputy John Cunningham Whitehead, Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research Morton I. Abramowitz, and Under Secretary of State...

The Balkanisation of Brasil?

The effect of Temer's Government and its regional allies austerity and public security policies on the everyday life of Brazilians is being felt, in some parts of the country more than others....

When the RAF went to Rio

In the early 1980s, as the Cold War entered its last decade, the focus of Britain’s defence posture was clear. The threat lay to the East against the massed ranks of...

Nick Cave in Brasil

Nick Cave was not quite at the level of acclaim he enjoys today when he visited Brasil with his band, The Bad Seeds in 1989, but he had attracted some attention at...

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...

São Paulo Water Crisis: Solutions?

Despite 2014 being the hottest year on record, and rainfall in South Eastern Brasil drastically lower than average, the current water crisis is rooted in decades of poor planning & lack...

8 Essential books on Brasil

The complexities of contemporary Brazil can be difficult to understand at the best of times. The editors at Brasil Wire have put together a primer of books about Brasil to help readers,...
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