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The Neocolonial Game Behind Musk-Bolsonaro Rendezvous

There was more to South African billionaire Elon Musk's already bizarre meeting with Brazilian neofascist president Jair Bolsonaro than met the eye. “We will coup whoever we want! Deal with it.” Elon Musk...

“What if…”: Brazil’s Pandemic Without Bolsonaro

How would Brazilian handling of the Covid-19 pandemic have been different if Bolsonaro had never come to power? April 2018: Facing international outcry, denunciation at the UN, and the threat of economic...

Better Than Kissinger: How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. Part Four.

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...

Alcântara Base: US deal a threat to Sovereignty and Quilombo communities

The Alcântara Accord Would Sacrifice Brazil's Sovereignty, Development, and the Rights of its Quilombo Residents. By Sean T. Mitchell On August 20, Brazil’s House Committee on Foreign Relations and National Defense approved the...

Noam Chomsky Speaks Out On Brasil’s Manipulated 2018 Election

US linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, political activist, and social critic, Noam Chomsky, has recently spoken out on the role of tech giants Google and Facebook in the manipulation of democratic elections, drawing parallels...

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...

WhatsApp: Bolsonaro’s hate machine

As Mark Zuckerberg jumps through hoops to show he can limit the damage to democracy caused by fake news on Facebook, his WhatsApp platform has been used to convince a large...

FOIA Request Reveals GMO Mosquito Failure in Brazil

The British organization, GeneWatch, issued a warning to Brazilian officials about problems with the technology. The data comes from emails exchanged between health officials in the Cayman Islands and Oxitec, which...

Alcântara Spaceport: Race, Land Rights and National Sovereignty

        One day in 1993 I met a group of Brazilian military officers in São Luis airport. We flew off the island by small plane to the Alcântara...

The 1980s Trade War between Brasil… and Apple.

The first Macintosh clone was an unauthorized copy produced by a Brazilian company in 1986. The fallout from that effort nearly helped start a trade war... By Adam Rosen. Original version at Cult of Mac. The...

Is Brasil becoming an Algorithmocracy?

A world constructed from the familiar is a world in which there’s nothing to learn, since there is invisible autopropaganda, indoctrinating us with our own ideas. - Eli Pariser, author of 'The...
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