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Collusion: Brasil’s Executive, Legislative & Judiciary Lunch With Investors At Bank Of America

A lunch meeting between Brazil’s Speaker of the House of Representatives, Head of the Senate, Minister of the Supreme Court Dias Toffoli, Governor of São Paulo João Dória with foreign investors...

RenovaBR: Wall Street Gets ‘Em While They’re Young

RenovaBR is the latest in Washington and Wall Street’s ongoing efforts to manipulate Brazilian politics by grooming its “future leaders”. On May 13, a joint AS/COA RenovaBR event was held in New...

Workers Day 2013: Brasil’s Cancelled Future

Six years ago today, President of the Republic Dilma Rousseff made her customary televised Workers Day address to the Brazilian people. With towering public approval, up to 79%, exceeding that of her...

The New Imperialism: Brian Mier speaks to This is Hell

On April 27, Brasil Wire co-editor Brian Mier was interviewed by Chuck Mertz of Chicago Radio Show This is Hell, about new book 'Year of Lead: Washington, Wall Street and the...

Year of Lead: Michael Brooks on New Brasil Wire Book

Brasil Wire is proud to announce the launching of its new book, Year of Lead: Washington, Wall Street and the New Imperialism in Brazil, an anthology of articles about the threats...

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...

31/3/1964: Brasil’s Zombie History

On March 31, extreme-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has called for the Military to commemorate the Coup of 1964, a Coup which he insists was nothing of the sort. Such commemorations were outlawed...

Media Censors Bolsonaro CIA Visit With Justice Minister

On March 18, on his first official visit to the United States far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited the Headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency. It was outside the President's official...

In Plain Sight: Bolsonaro, Moro and the CIA

On March 18, Brazil’s extreme-right President Jair Bolsonaro made history. Outside the official agenda of his first official trip to the United States he paid a visit to CIA Headquarters, becoming the...

America’s Two Giants to Gather: Expectations and Realities

President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will meet in Washington, D.C. later this week in a highly-anticipated gathering. The two men are not only the presidents of the two...

Bolsonaro, Trump and trance diplomacy

Bolsonaro arrives in Washington with Brazilian diplomacy in a political, administrative and mystical trance. By Marcelo Zero One can best understand Ernesto Araujo - our vibrant, pre-Enlightenment Foreign Relations Minister - as a...

“Our Bastard”: Bolsonaro At The White House

On March 19 2019, extreme-right President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro will meet President Donald Trump in Washington DC, on official invitation to the White House. Whilst Trump sidemen John Bolton, Mike...

Meet Brazil’s new President: José de Abreu

Taking lead from right wing Venezuelan opposition leader Brazilian actor declares himself President - challenges Juan Guaidó to debate By Brian Mier On February 25, veteran Brazilian character actor José de Abreu announced...

Coalition collapse: Bolsonaro allies reject Venezuelan “adventurism”

Generals Santa Cruz and Augusto Heleno warn US is trying to use Brazil as bait to trigger conflict in Venezuela and serve as a buffer during a military intervention. By Brian Mier After...

Lula opposes submission to Trump on Venezuela

Cannons and machine guns kill soldiers - embargoes kill women and children. The Americans are specialists. By Brian Mier On Sunday, February 24, Brazilian journalist Fernando Morais received a handwritten letter from his...

PT moves to block support for Trump’s “humanitarianism”

As the Brazilian government subordinates itself to the US, Workers Party Congressmen move to block support for Trump's mission in Venezuela. On February 21, PT Congressmen Paulo Pimenta and Paulo Teixeira filed orders...

SOUTHCOM: Bolsonaro barks for his master

Admiral Craig Faller announces an unprecedented joint military operation with Brazil to the US Senate Armed Services Committee. What does it mean for national sovereignty? By Marcelo Zero Brazil's participation in US SOUTHCOM...

Send In The Clowns.

"Welcome to the Brazilian Necropolitical Circus." On December 10 2018, the 70th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights, Brazilian President elect Jair Bolsonaro and his Vice, General Mourão, received their...

Brasil according to William Blum

On December 9th 2018, historian, analyst and long term critic of US Imperialism and Foreign Policy, William Blum, died at the age of 85. Author of Rogue State, Killing Hope, and...

Chile-Brazil: A New Laboratory For The Far-Right

The Neoliberal model implemented in Chile after the 1973 Military Coup gives us hints as to what will happen in Brazil under a future Jair Bolsonaro Government. The resemblance is no...

Lava Jato/Fascism is a match – who’s the matchmaker?

After arresting Brazil's antifascist presidential front runner on trumped up charges to bar his candidacy, Inquisitor Sergio Moro now announces his ideological alignment with a militarized, neofascist regime. Did outside meddling...

The Not-so Invisible Hand of Uncle Sam

The United States has spent over a century meddling in Latin America. Recent crusades against corruption in Latin America are only the latest chapter. Today Brazil is on the front lines...

Why Bolsonaro won: beyond the cliches

If  mind-stopping cliches of violence and corruption do not correspond with voting patterns or Bolsonaro's governmental plan why did he win the election? It was not a free or fair process. by...

7 possible outcomes of Brazil’s shameful election

If they wanted to stop the return to fascism, the hegemonic political forces that seized power in 2016 would have already done so because the danger was clear. I wrote an article...

Bolsonaro, foreign meddling and the destruction of Brazilian democracy

After the coup, Brazil took a favorable position towards North American geopolitical interests  and transformed itself, once again, into a geopolitical satellite of the USA. by Marcelo Zero The fall of egalitarian and...

Trump’s Brazilian Lapdog

By Nate Allen. Bolsonaro’s team appears to have already sold out Brazil’s foreign policy to Trump, without the White House lifting a finger. If you’re a US imperialist, Americas Quarterly is your...

Round Two: How To Beat Bolsonaro

History will not not forgive the cowards and the fence sitters. by Marcelo Zero The results of the first round, although shocking to some due to the last minute surge of the fascist candidates, is...

Brasil at the Crossroads

By Aline Piva. 1968 was a decisive year. It was a year in which the civil rights movements rose with a force never seen before. The world watched as the streets of...

Ciro Gomes: Brasil’s best chance for a developmentalist left turn?

by Karina Patrício and Thomas Cooper Patriota. The first round of the forthcoming Brazilian presidential election is set to take place on 7 October 2018. This is probably the most unpredictable election since redemocratisation,...

The CIA finger in Brasil’s Elections

by Marcelo Zero. The growth of Bolsonarian fascism in the final stretch of the election campaign, turbo charged by an avalanche of fake news disseminated on the internet, is not surprising. It...
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