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UK Prime Minister Truss Challenged Over Bolsonaro Links

Incoming British Prime Minister has been challenged in parliament over her proximity to far right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. The questions are related to secret meetings held in 2018, six months before the neofascist was controversially elected following the arrest and jailing of frontrunner then and now, Lula da Silva. One day after her confirmation […]

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Exclusive: British Parliament Denounces Bolsonaro Election Threats, Political Violence

British politicians have signed a special motion in defence of Brazilian democracy, following threats to the election process from neofascist president Jair Bolsonaro and his military dominated government. That threat has been amplified by a wave of political violence around the country, including the murder of Workers Party activist Marcelo Arruda. The text of the […]

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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 with Brazil’s now-disgraced Operation Lava Jato, which illegally imprisoned Brazil’s leading presidential candidate, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, removing him from the 2018 […]

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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 / Malvinas. In a diplomatic document delivered to Pedro Miguel Costa e Silva, Secretary of Bilateral and Regional Negotiations for the Americas, the […]

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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 at Labour Outlook. During the presidency of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s international reputation was positive, based on combatting hunger and lifting […]

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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 agricultural goods and establish a forum for debates on the interests of both countries, including potential trade arrangements. The Memorandum of Understanding for the […]

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“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 Covid-19 vaccine remains the only one bought by the Brazilian federal government, despite being unready for production. By John McEvoy, Nathalia Urban | Português A […]

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Britain and Brazil’s Dictatorship

By John McEvoy 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, and further evidence of covert training in torture. The ‘assiduous cultivation’ of Samuel Wainer In a 1969 file entitled ‘Information Research Department: operations in Brazil’, declassified only […]

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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 these were avoidable. The situation is again worsening. This article can be found in eight languages at Progressive International. At the time of publication, June […]

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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 meetings about Brazilian elections with strategic communications companies SCL and Cambridge Analytica. In this second article, more freedom of information requests show previously undisclosed […]