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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...

Supreme Court: US-backed Judge Moro interfered in 2018 election to elect Bolsonaro

 On a day of important victories for former President Lula at Brazil’s Supreme Court, it was concluded that disgraced “anti-corruption hero” and former Bolsonaro Justice Minister, Sérgio Moro, acted to influence...

Moro 2030? STF Proposes to block judiciary from politics for 8 years

A new law proposed by the Supreme Court President would quarantine judges and prosecutors from electoral candidacy for up to 8 years, to prevent using politicised trials to generate political popularity....

Brazil, Southcom And The Push Towards War

Brazil's former President Lula da Silva has expressed concern about the threat of armed conflict involving Brazil, and questioned the new National Defence Policy announced by Bolsonaro's military dominated government. The new...

US Department of Justice “clarifies” role in Lava Jato

In identical letters sent to 13 members of US Congress, Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd demonstrates that the Department of Justice's  partnership in the corrupt, politicized anti-corruption investigation has been...

Folha: Brazilian lawmakers demand US probe into secret FBI-Lava Jato cooperation

The story of how the United States changed Brazil's political scenario through Department of Justice involvement in anti-corruption operation Lava Jato (Car Wash) is finally becoming the mainstream media scandal it...

How The FBI “Toppled Presidents” In Brazil

Natalia Viana, editor from the respected Brazilian investigative journalism site Agência Pública, recently published a 5 part series based on information shared from leaked Telegram conversations revealed by Intercept Brasil as...

How did they let Lava Jato go so far?

How were a group of public prosecutors allowed to report directly to agents from other countries, and why were these illegal actions endorsed by Brazil's governmental institutions? by Luis Nassif In a clear...

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...

Alcântara: Bolsonaro’s Illegal Plan to Expropriate Afro-Brazilian land for Trump deal

Amid a pandemic, quilombo communities around the Alcântara spaceport face an illegal and unnecessary land-grab for a space technology deal between the Trump and Bolsonaro administrations By Sean T. Mitchell These are perilous...

Western Media Rehabilitate Brazil’s Criminal Ex-Justice Minister for Presidential Run

By Lucas Koerner. This article originally appeared at FAIR. Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro resigned from his post in the far-right Bolsonaro government on April 24, accusing the president of “political interference”...

The Ghosts of June 2013

Brazil is still haunted by the ghosts of June 2013. Seven years on, as anti-government protests grow and police violence intensifies, its lesser known stories need to be re-examined in light of...

NYT and Latin American Coups: In Hybrid War “Nuance” Is A Rhetorical Weapon

On June 10, 2020, the New York Times ran a front page article headlined "Coup Threats Rattle Brazil as Virus Deaths Surge". To seasoned Brazil watchers this was not in itself shocking....

Paralysis of the present: How Western media confines US imperialism to the past

Using Venezuela as an example, journalist John McEvoy explores the Western media tendency to ignore and erase US imperialism in the present day, only to acknowledge it in hindsight, when it...

When the FBI sent Anonymous to hack Brazil

The Sabu/Jeremy Hammond case, or the FBI’s 2012 collaboration with Anonymous hackers in operations against Brazil (and other countries) was overshadowed by the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013. For Brazil this...

The FBI, the Fusion Center, and the Far Right: US creep in Brazil

In an important new investigation, journalist Natalia Viana of Agência Pública has revealed how, during Sergio Moro's 15 month tenure as Justice and Security Minister under Jair Bolsonaro, he quickly enabled...

Genocide: Miners and loggers target uncontacted tribal lands under cover of Covid-19

With Brazil's Coronavirus pandemic dramatically worsening, over 100 indigenous people are reported to have died as a result of Covid-19, and some of of the world’s most vulnerable uncontacted tribes are...

Moro “Hid Lava Jato’s collusion with the USA” – Lula Lawyer Zanin

Editors note: We have published more material in English on this subject than any other platform. You can find it all in one place here. On Saturday, May 9, Cristiano Zanin, a...

Silvercorp: Foiled Venezuela Mercenary Group In Brazil During 2018 Election

It has come to light that agents of the private security contractor behind a mercenary invasion group that was captured by Venezuelan forces on May 3-4, were based in Brazil during...

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: “Moro is the U.S.’ candidate for 2022”.

By Bruno Falci and Clara Domingos. Jornalistas Livres. Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos, with a PhD in Sociology of Law from Yale University, is a professor and coordinator at CES - Center...

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...
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