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Damage Control: CIA Told Bolsonaro “Not To Mess” With Brazil Election, US Government Sources Claim

Through a series of coordinated, limited statements, the United States appears to be distancing itself from Brazilian neofascist president Bolsonaro, the coup-threatened coming election, and its own involvement in the disgraced...

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...

RenovaBR: The Privatisation of Brazilian Politics

Launched in October 2017, "leadership training and civic engagement initiative" RenovaBR claims to be a response to endemic corruption in politics. Through the "selection and preparation of future leaders", the neoliberal organisation,...

Consultores Americanos por trás do flerte com a morte em SP

A reabertura do comércio nos Estados Unidos causou um aumento nos novos casos de coronavírus, com os governos locais já revertendo a decisão. Mesmo assim as principais cidades do Brasil estão...

US consultants behind São Paulo’s dance with death

Reopening of commerce in the United States has caused a spike in new coronavirus cases, with local governments already reversing the decision. Unabated, Brazil's major cities are following its example. Investor...

How the United States killed Brazil’s Democracy. Again.

Buried under a global pandemic is the most important Brazil story for decades. Unless the role of the United States in Brazil’s democratic collapse is acknowledged and understood, no useful sense...

Bloomberg surrogate was PR guru for Brazil’s extreme-right leader Bolsonaro

Former Michael Bloomberg aide Arick Wierson, who is pushing the billionaire’s 2020 presidential campaign and attacking Bernie Sanders, helped elect far-right demagogue Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil. By Ben Norton. A Michael Bloomberg surrogate...

Neoliberalism at Gunpoint: Finance Minister invokes AI-5 in Washington, prepares for backlash on the streets

As Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro launches his new brazenly Neofascist party 'Alliance for Brazil', inspired by ARENA (Alliance for National Renewal) of the Dictatorship era, his ministers and foreign supporters are...

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...

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...

How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. Part One.

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...

“Podemos tirar…”: Lava Jato’s protection of Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Proof that, as suspected, Sergio Moro and Operation Lava Jato was protecting high profile centre-right politicians such as US-backed former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, is yet another smoking gun, and more...

Bad neighbor: a US hand behind the Sérgio Moro show

Lava Jato chief Sérgio Moro was never a superhero, despite Anglo media's tireless attempts to portray him as one. By Brian Mier Now that the Intercept has revealed that the US Department of Justice/Curitiba...

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...

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...

The Strange Case Of The Guardian & Brasil

"If The Guardian was what it purports to be, Brasil Wire wouldn’t need to exist". The British Newspaper's coverage serves as a case study of how perception of what happened in Brasil became so distorted internationally.  The...

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...

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...

Wall Street’s New Man In Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro

"No room for feelings" say Wall Street insiders as they back another Neofascist to deliver Neoliberalism, at the point of a gun, in the most resource-rich nation on earth. New York Times,...

Media Watch: The Strange Return Of Coup-Denial

Two competing narratives on Brazil: one says Dilma Rousseff was deposed in a procedural Coup d'état and Lula's imprisonment is to stop him becoming President again. The other says that all...

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...

The Protection Of Geraldo Alckmin

In the words of a prominent Brasil-based journalist in June 2013: "There is an unwritten understanding amongst foreign correspondents that the US wants PSDB in power" In his April 12 piece for...

Brazilians take the fight for its Democracy & Sovereignty to AS/COA HQ in New York

On the morning March 2, 2018, a small but determined group of protesters braved the New York rain, sleet and snow to demonstrate outside the Park Avenue headquarters of Americas Society...

AS/COA and Fake News: How a corporate think tank molds mainstream media narratives on Latin America

When Luis Inacio Lula da Silva took office in 2003, one of his first moves was to prioritize open source software for the federal government computer systems in order to reduce costs,...

A boycott of Americas Quarterly and AS/COA, and why it is needed

On March 2 in New York, Wall Street Lobby & Think Tank, AS/COA will hold a special event in New York heralding a supposed “Anti-Corruption movement" in Latin America. Key speaker...

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...

The Atlantic Council & Latin American “Regime Change”

Founded in 1961, the Atlantic Council (AC) is part of the NATO offshoot Atlantic Treaty Association, described as an umbrella organization which acts as a network facilitator in the Euro-Atlantic and...
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