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UK Prime Minister Truss Challenged Over Bolsonaro Links

Incoming British Prime Minister has been challenged in parliament over her proximity to far right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. The questions are related to secret meetings held in 2018, six months...

US-Trained Moro Faces Lawsuit For Damage Caused To Brazil By Lava Jato

US-trained former judge Sergio Moro becomes defendant in lawsuit that asks for him to pay for damage to the country caused by the joint US-Brazil anticorruption operation Lava Jato, which he...

With Re-Election Hopes Bleak, Bolsonaro Bets On Privatising Petrobras

With his re-election looking unlikely, Jair Bolsonaro now tries to unify international capital and supporters of the 2016 coup around his candidacy with a final throw of the dice: a fast-track...

US Coup Specialist Victoria Nuland Visits Brazil

With an election six months away which promises to be far from business as usual, the notorious US official Victoria Nuland's arrival in Brazil has aroused understandable suspicion. By Nathalia Urban  The US...

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...

Lula’s arrest is “a gift from the CIA”, mocked Lava Jato prosecutor

The arrest and jailing of former Brazilian President Lula da Silva in April 2018 changed the course of the country’s history, opening the door to far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who came...

How the US led operation Lava Jato, and why: Congressman Paulo Pimenta

Paulo Pimenta is a Workers Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores/PT) Congressman from the Rio Grande de Sul city of Santa Maria who began his political careers as a student union leader in...

Lula: US suppression of Brazil’s sovereignty “is not a theory, it is a fact”

In an interview on Brasil 247 on the morning of 11th of August, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva gave one of his strongest denunciations yet of United States...

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...

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...

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...

Paulo Guedes Promises Fire Sale Of Brasil’s Assets To U.S. Investors

By Defend Democracy in Brazil Committee - New York The declaration of the Economy Minister, Paulo Guedes, during lunch with investors in New York, caused astonishment. "We've known each other for 30 years...

Why I went to Venezuela: PT President Gleisi Hoffmann speaks

“All of this talk about democracy in Venezuela, about Maduro being a dictator, in reality, masks very strong commercial interests in accessing the petroleum. It's the same thing that happened in...

Hunger strikers denounce attacks on Brasil’s sovereignty

By Diego Sartorato. Original article at Brasil de Fato. Republished with permission. Targeted by the Michel Temer administration, Brazil’s sovereignty is the key topic of the debate about the political and economic...

Oil Industry, not Brazilians, Spooked by Strike

Brazilians do not scare easily, but a media narrative saying so paves the way for northern acceptance of a return to fascism. by Brian Mier In the seminal book, Manufacturing Consent, Noam Chomsky...

Inside the Gringo Oil Grab: Parente leaves, Petrobras hikes prices

Unions claim partial victory as top PSDB insider and Shell executive resign from Petrobras leadership by Brian Mier On May 30th, as a trucker’s strike that paralyzed the country for 9 days began...

Public Note: Petroleum Workers Unions Explain Abusive Prices

The increases in gasoline, cooking gas and diesel prices can not be treated merely as a tax issue. They are the result of a management problem in Petrobras, which has been...

Petroleum Workers Strike Against Neoliberal Price Policy

72-hour national warning strike started at 12:01 AM. Petroleum workers have been holding assemblies and protests for two months to halt Petrobras privatization and change its pricing policies.  By Rosely Rocha “Everyone on...

Petroleum Workers Gear Up for National Strike

“The Brazilian people are anxious for reductions in gasoline, cooking gas and diesel prices,” says Petroleum workers union leader José Maria Rangel By Andre Accarini The warm up for the petroleum workers'...

The Hijacked Truckers’ Strike

By Larissa Jacheta Riberti* I have been writing for a truck driver's trade newspaper for the past six years but would not risk making a thorough analysis of the current strike. However since many...

Trucker Strike: Petrobras’ Dismantlement Leads Brazil to Chaos

by Paulo Kliass* Truck drivers tend to be conservative, but their demands are fair. About the coup, Petrobras' price policies meet investors wishes but don't serve the needs of the nation. Note: Petrobras...

Brasil’s Post-Coup Submission To Foreign Capital Faces Backlash

In his landmark work, “A Fantasia Organizada”, legendary developmentalist economist Celso Furtado described the modern history of Brazil as a conflict between internationally-backed monetarist economic strategies and efforts to implement a...

Hidden History: The US “War On Corruption” In Brasil

The story of how an overlooked Bush-era Foreign Policy edict led to Brazil's Coup of 2016 and its consolidation in the conviction of Former President Lula. Despite public ignorance, and its root...

Lava Jato gifts $3 Billion to US Investors

On January 3rd the mixed ownership, Brazilian Petroleum company Petrobras, announced a the largest settlement by a foreign company ever made with North American shareholders, who claim to have lost money because...

Temer’s Trillion Real Decree: Brasil’s Discreet Recolonisation

In an original contribution to Brasil Wire, David Deccache, Economist and technical adviser to the Brasilian Congress for the PSOL party, details how a deal struck between British Government Minister Greg...

How many jobs has Lava Jato cost?

Translated from Carta Capital. The Brazilian economy had a sharp rise in unemployment in 2015 and 2016. The main reasons were misguided economic policies and malign effects of the Lava Jato operation....

Bernardet: “We are watching the systematic dismantling of an emerging power”

By Jean-Claude Bernardet A programmed decay. The BRICS are unacceptable. The BRICS Bank, which operates with various currencies, including the dollar, is unacceptable. A support fund (like an IMF for emergent nations) is...

Leaks: The United States and Brasil’s Oil

In mid-2013, just before large street demonstrations rattled São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other Brazilian cities, news broke of Edward Snowden's leak of secret internal documents from the NSA, GCHQ and allied FVEY...

The Right’s New Clothes

A network of Conservative Think-tanks & Foundations from the United States, such as Koch, Cato & Templeton, are financing young Latin Americans to fight Left Governments and defend old positions with...
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