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 part one of a series on British involvement in Brazilian internal affairs. Parts two and three to follow shortly. Português. By John McEvoy, Nathalia […]
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 go three days without food. – Lula In January, 2020, Brasil Wire, in partnership with Michael Brooks, host of the Michael Brooks Show, interviewed former […]
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 lying about Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction in the build up to the Iraq war. Lula says that they knew that Blair knew Saddam […]
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 with Pinochet. By John McEvoy, Daniel Hunt, Nathália Urban. On 9 November 2010, the new Conservative Foreign Secretary William Hague gave a speech at London’s Canning House, […]
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 Conor Burns was in Río de Janeiro with the state’s governor, Wilson Witzel. Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) offer […]
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“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 Guardian is of course the closest thing that the UK has to a mainstream progressive newspaper, and it had, until relatively recently, a […]
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 Hands and the illegitimate Michel Temer government is unethically benefiting the British petroleum industry on the backs of the Brasilian people. by David Deccache. […]
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 taking place in Brazil through a speech and meeting at a passionate event aimed at engaging the Latin Community with various social movements in […]
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