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Lula’s full speech after being declared innocent

Ex-president Lula da Silva delivered an historical speech in São Bernardo do Campo, on March 10th, 2021, two days after the annulment of Operation Car Wash convictions. Below is the full transcript. I...

Former US Embassy advisor and Bolsonaro aide accused of White Supremacist gesture

Filipe Martins, special foreign policy advisor to President Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of making a white supremacist hand gesture during a speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo during...

Chevron, ExxonMobil and BlackRock Want To Teach The Left About “Extractivism” In Latin America

A week after charges against former president Lula were annulled, invigorating the Brazilian left to unite and challenge neofascist Jair Bolsonaro, US magazine Americas Quarterly responded with the kind of cynical propaganda...

Lula to Biden: Convene Emergency Covid-19 Summit Now

In a March 17 interview with US news network CNN, Brazil's former president Lula called on US President Joe Biden to convene a special emergency Covid-19 summit of G20 leaders with...

Fallout: US suppression of Russian vaccine in Brazil becomes diplomatic incident

On Sunday March 14 2021, Brasil Wire published an exclusive story on how the United States pressured its ally, Brazil's Bolsonaro regime, into rejecting Sputnik V, the world's first approved Covid-19...

Exclusive: Washington pressured Brazil not to buy ‘malign’ Russian vaccine

By John McEvoy As Brazil's death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic nears 275,000, documents reveal that Washington pressured the Brazilian government not to buy Russia's "malign" Sputnik V vaccine - a decision...

Eduardo Bolsonaro “War Council” Visit Triggers Investigation

Brazilian senatorial inquiry launched into the congressman's participation in Washington D.C. planning meeting for January 6 Capitol invasion. by Brian Mier A Brazilian Senate inquiry has just been filed, demanding clarification from Foreign...

Lava Jato Dies, Lula Is Reborn: Behind The Supreme Court Ruling

By Brian Mier On March 8th, Brazilian Supreme Court Minister Edson Fachin dismissed all Lava Jato related charges against former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. The ruling came as a surprise...

NYT Fails to Examine Its Participation in Brazil’s ‘Biggest Judicial Scandal’

By Brian Mier. Originally published at FAIR. The Brazilian Supreme Court on March 8 dismissed all charges against former President Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva made during the Lava Jato investigation, a...

Economic Hit Job: Lava Jato cost “4.4 million jobs and R$172.2 billion in investments”

Mônica Bergamo in Folha reports on a new study published by the CUT Trade Union Confederation which surveys the economic damage the now disgraced anti-corruption operation Lava Jato did to Brazil's...

Supreme Court Reveals International Funding Behind Attacks On Brazil’s Democracy

Minister Dias Toffoli has revealed the Supreme Court is investigating international funding behind the far-right "hate office", a network engaged in an ongoing campaign against Brazil's democratic institutions. The network were active...

Pandora’s box: Geopolitics of the Brazilian Coup d’État and its Consequences

Originally published by Transcience Journal following Jair Bolsonaro's election, the following paper is a thorough and essential overview of Brazil's long coup, the geopolitics and hybrid warfare behind it, by Professor Dr. Carlos...

No Tanks On The Streets: Brazilian General Villas Bôas Admits Military Behind Coup

Military string pulling in Brazil’s “long coup” which returned them to government becomes clearer with confessions from the now terminally ill former head of the armed forces who oversaw it. Through an...

Lula’s arrest is “a gift from the CIA”, mocked Lava Jato prosecutor

The arrest and jailing of former Brazilian President Lula da Silva in April 2018 changed the course of the country’s history, opening the door to far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who came...

Biden urged to abandon U.S. agreements with far-right Bolsonaro regime

United States President Joe Biden has been urged to abandon U.S. agreements with Brazil's far-right Bolsonaro regime. A policy document, put together by experts on Brazil's situation in academia, social movements, solidarity...

“Put the US attorneys to work” (against Lula): Sergio Moro caught in new scandal

Supreme Court Minister Ricardo Lewandowski has lifted the confidentiality on conversations between prosecutors from Operation Lava Jato and ex-judge Sergio Moro, which were captured via a hack of the Telegram messaging...

How the US led operation Lava Jato, and why: Congressman Paulo Pimenta

Paulo Pimenta is a Workers Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores/PT) Congressman from the Rio Grande de Sul city of Santa Maria who began his political careers as a student union leader in...

US Intelligence Penetration of Brazil: an Interview with Bob Fernandes

On July 4, 2015, Brazil learned, through Edward Snowden, that President Dilma Rousseff and 29 members of her government were being spied on by the NSA. At that time, FBI agents...

Lula speaks of U.S. power behind Bolsonaro in new documentary

In an interview for a new documentary, former Brazil president Lula explains how the United States government and corporations benefited from anti-corruption operation Lava Jato, while damaging the sovereignty of Brazil...

Sérgio Moro’s strange new job

The Lava Jato judge and former Bolsonaro administration Justice Minister will now work with former NSA, DOJ and FBI officials in a consulting firm that has already collected R$17 million for...

Obama “must explain” role in Lava Jato and 2016 Coup, as Supreme Court orders unsealing of secret US agreements

Workers Party President Gleisi Hoffman insists former US President Barack Obama “needs to explain his participation in the coup and Lava Jato” as the Brazilian Supreme Court rules that secret agreements...

Temer Reveals Military Hand In Brazil’s 2016 Coup

A new ghostwritten book by Michel Temer reveals that the then Vice President held a series of previously undisclosed meetings with Brazilian Military chiefs during the year or more leading up to Dilma...

US Election: What’s at stake for Brazil

If the US has been the number one enemy of democracy and freedom in Latin America for the past century, why would a new President make any difference? By Brian Mier In a...

Operation Amazônia: Brazilian Army “simulates war” with Venezuela

A massive Brazilian military exercise in the Amazon involved 3,600 soldiers and unprecedented rocket fire. During the simulation, Trump's Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, was visiting Roraima, and triggered a diplomatic...

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,...

U.S. Expands Influence in the Brazilian Amazon During Pandemic

The U.S. government and private sector have contributed to fighting coronavirus in the Amazon. Their intentions for the region concern local advocates. By Santiago Navarro F / Translation by David Milan / NACLA With...

“We want to exploit the Amazon’s resources with the US” – Bolsonaro to Al Gore

At the World Economic Forum in January 2019, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said, in an informal conversation with former US vice president Al Gore, that he wants to exploit the riches...

Ethanol: Fuel for Corruption

Ethanol burst into the news cycle again last week with reports that the US ambassador to Brazil had lobbied for the cancellation of an ethanol tariff, arguing that the move would...

Lula: US suppression of Brazil’s sovereignty “is not a theory, it is a fact”

In an interview on Brasil 247 on the morning of 11th of August, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva gave one of his strongest denunciations yet of United States...

Bolsonaro son gave list of Brazilian anti-fascists to US Embassy

Effectively acting as a U.S. informant, Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro delivered dossier listing the names and details of 1000 Brazilian anti-fascists to the United States, according to ally. The close relationship between the...
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