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Impeachment battle: Enio Verri on PT’s campaign against Bolsonaro

On May 15, a coalition of left political parties, unions and civil society organizations finalized impeachment request 31 against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. In this interview PT Congressman Enio Verri explains...

“Great tragedies reveal people’s true character”: Lula speaks on Covid-19

On May 1, Lula released a video message to the Brazilian people which viralized on social media platforms. The following transcript of his speech was translated by Brian Mier.  My friends, workers...

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...

Covid-19: Bolsonaro’s lack of control is Brazil’s best chance

Bolsonaro's attempt to copy Trump's coronavirus response is failing - this is good for Brazil. by Brian Mier Pepe Escobar has written a lot about this but, geopolitically speaking, Brazil has become a...

A Coughing Bolsonaro Addresses Hundreds Of Military Coup Supporters

To hundreds of supporters who waited for him in front of the army headquarters in Brasilia, holding signs calling for shutting down Congress and the Supreme Court, a tired and weak...

An interview with Lula. Part Two

I really want to polarize. I want to hold deep ideological debates. I want the people to know that there is no teaching anywhere that says a person has to...

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...

2019: the year my worst nightmares came true

By Cynara Menezes Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine Jair Bolsonaro would become President of Brazil. To me he was always just a bad joke - an evil folk character...

UN rules Bolsonaro violated torture treaty

UN ruling deepens Brazil’s credibility crisis on human rights issues Monday, December 16. The United Nations Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture condemned the Bolsonaro government’s policies for failing to prevent torture....

Michael Brooks Interview: Lula, solidarity and the antifascist struggle

Host of the Michael Brooks Show and Majority Report co-host talks about the challenges that lie ahead in the global fight against fascism and the fight to preserve Lula's legacy Michael Brooks,...

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...

Lula promises to help “free Brazil from the insanity”

Released on Friday, November 8th, after 580 days in political imprisonment in Curitiba, former President Lula posted his first video on Instagram, sending a message to his supporters. “I would like to...

Supreme Court renders Lula imprisonment illegal

Last night (11/8/2019) the Brazilian Supreme Court upheld the principal of innocent until proven guilty from the 1988 Constitution and ruled that it is illegal to imprison defendants until their appeals...

Justice for Lula, Peace for Brazil

On the day in which the Brazilian Supreme Court  returns to deliberations over whether it will uphold the 1988 Constitution and respect defendants' rights to await their appeals verdicts in freedom...

Court blocks political imprisonment of Dilma Rousseff

Federal Police agent who issued arrest warrant for Rousseff is a subordinate and close ally of disgraced Justice Minister Sérgio Moro. The move was blocked by the Attorney General’s Office and the...

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’...

Brazil’s alternative media: usually right, always ignored

Brasil Wire correctly called the 2016 Coup, corruption in the Lava Jato investigation and fraudulent rise of Bolsonaro in real time because we read and respect Brazil’s vibrant and sophisticated alternative...

Lula Interview: PT’s mistakes and US role in the Coup

In a subtitled interview  which is linked below, the political prisoner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva speaks of strategic errors made by the PT, BRICS, and the documented US involvement in...

Why is Lula still in Jail?

As momentum turns against right wing extremist Jair Bolsonaro and his ultra-neoliberal economic project, many former supporters have joined the opposition but refuse to demand the release of fraudulently convicted former...

Bolsonaro’s Greatest hits

Brazil’s president has a long history of controversial remarks that put Donald Trump to shame. Here are 13 of his most shocking comments. From Congresso em Foco, Treze frases de Bolsonaro...

No forgiveness for those who now regret helping Bolsonaro

Regardless of whether they regret it, we are in this situation because of people who knew perfectly well what the risks of supporting Bolsonaro were. By Esther Solano* First there was José Padilha....

Dilma: Argentina election, “light at end of tunnel”

On Twitter, Dilma Rousseff, the former Brazilian President who was deposed in the 2016 Coup, called the electoral victory of the Alberto Fernández/Christina Kirchner ticket in the Argentinian presidential primaries a...

Marielle Franco would have turned 40 today

500 days after the socialist city councilwoman's assassination, the people who ordered her killing are still at large On Saturday, July 27th, Congressman Marcelo Freixo (PSOL-Rio de Janeiro) published a video of...

Banana Republic: Bolsonaro defends child labour

A 2018 report commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Brazil’s Labour Prosecution Office showed that at least 8,000 Brazilian children and teenagers currently work in the chocolate production chain...

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...

PT: Congress will investigate Bolsonaro’s cocaine jet

With assassins, militia leaders and drug traffickers all circulating within the security zone around President Bolsonaro it's time to investigate, says PT Congressional Leader Paulo Pimenta. On Wednesday, June 26th, PT's...

How US academia supported Lava Jato

Lava Jato prosecutors used an imported US model out of context to destroy Lula's right to defense. by Fabio de Sá e Silva During his Senate hearing on his messages that were exchanged...
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