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Transparency International: Brazil Court Opens Investigation Of Anti-Corruption NGO

By Brian Mier Brazil's Federal Auditing Court and Public Prosecutors Office have filed to open an investigation against Transparency International and the Brasília district Public Prosecutors Office over allegations of illegal collaboration...

Argentina Denounces UK Military Flights From Brazil To Malvinas

By Nathália Urban  Argentina's ambassador to Brazil, Daniel Scioli, has expressed his concern at a significant increase in British military flights stopping in Brazilian territory, on their way to the Falklands Islands...

Why was British media silent about the persecution of Lula?

“Through these omissions, British media coverage, like Brazilian mainstream coverage, did not just simplify & sensationalise what was happening in Brazil, it provided editorial cover for wrongdoings.” By Mariana Noviello. Originally published...

Brazil and Britain sign “Poison Memorandum”

Brazil and the United Kingdom created a joint committee to facilitate the relationship in agribusiness. Authorities from the countries will work together in bilateral consultations on issues related to trade in...

“Strategic Partners”: Britain’s secret lobbying of Bolsonaro for Big Pharma, Oil and Mining

Brasil Wire Exclusive: Britain secretly lobbied far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro on behalf of its pharmaceutical, oil and mining interests in lead-up to the 2018 election. The companies include AstraZeneca, whose Oxford...

Britain and Brazil’s Dictatorship

By John McEvoy and Daniel Hunt Exclusive. Recently declassified documents reveal Britain’s enthusiastic support for Brazil’s 1964-85 dictatorship. Racist and colonial in tone, the files expose a secret propaganda unit infiltrating opposition media,...

Blood On Their Hands: The Human Cost Of Foreign Support For Bolsonaro

Update, June 21 2021: A year since this article was published, Brazil's toll from Covid-19 has passed 502 thousand deaths. Experts including former health ministry officials estimate hundreds of thousands of...

Exposed: The UK’s Secret Meetings With The Bolsonaros

In the first part of this series on British involvement in Brazilian internal affairs it was revealed that the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has deleted its record of correspondence and...

SCL/Cambridge Analytica: What is the UK Government still hiding in Brazil?

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has deleted records of its discussions with strategic communications companies SCL and Cambridge Analytica in Brazil, two Freedom of Information requests reveal. This is...

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...

Lula: We knew that Blair knew there were no Iraqi WMDs

 Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva revealed in an exclusive interview with Brasil Wire and the Michael Brooks Show that Brazil already knew that then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair was...

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...

Tories Meet “The Butcher of Rio” And Expand Bolsonaro Ties

By Nathália Urban and John McEvoy. As the Brazilian Amazon burned, edging the global climate towards an irreversible and catastrophic feedback loop, UK Minister of State at the Department for International Trade...

The Amazon’s Neocolonial Problem

There is a left argument for Brazilian sovereignty that should never need to be made. The 2019 G7 summit in Biarritz unnecessarily handed Brazil’s Neofascist Bolsonaro a propaganda coup with which to...

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...

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...

Brasil & Latin America have a friend in Jeremy Corbyn

The activist group Democracy for Brasil UK met with the Latin community and the leader of the British Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday April 30th (eve of the May 1 Workers Day celebrations) at the Momentum Latino launch in London. It denounced the attempted Coup...

When the RAF went to Rio

In the early 1980s, as the Cold War entered its last decade, the focus of Britain’s defence posture was clear. The threat lay to the East against the massed ranks of...

The Economist & Brasil: A Love Story

The Economist holds an unusual position in the Brazilian media landscape, it is frequently featured on front pages of major conservative dailies and has a formal partnership with lone-voice centre-left weekly Carta...

When A British Government Minister Tried To Privatise The Brazilian Amazon

The legacy of colonialism is no more apparent than in the asymmetry between attitudes to sovereignty in the developing world and the developed. It would certainly be difficult to imagine a Brazilian Minister...
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