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SOUTHCOM: Bolsonaro barks for his master

Admiral Craig Faller announces an unprecedented joint military operation with Brazil to the US Senate Armed Services Committee. What does it mean for national sovereignty? By Marcelo Zero Brazil's participation in US SOUTHCOM...

6 holes in the new lawfare conviction against Lula

Charges so flimsy that they could only be upheld in a State of Exception. by Brian Mier On February 6, interim judge Gabriela Hardt, who recently replaced Sergio Moro in the Operation Car...

Brasil according to William Blum

On December 9th 2018, historian, analyst and long term critic of US Imperialism and Foreign Policy, William Blum, died at the age of 85. Author of Rogue State, Killing Hope, and...

How The US Left Failed Brasil

Why did the US left media bash a successful democratic socialist party during a right wing coup? by Brian Mier, Sean T. Mitchell, and Bryan Pitts On November 29, 2018, the socialist magazine and news site Jacobin...

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...

Saad-Filho: Fascism In Brasil, A Tragedy In Four Acts

Brazil elected its new President on 28 October 2018 – the improbable, unspeakable fascist former army captain Jair Bolsonaro won against the affable unimpeachable democratic candidate of a left alliance led...

Lava Jato/Fascism is a match – who’s the matchmaker?

After arresting Brazil's antifascist presidential front runner on trumped up charges to bar his candidacy, Inquisitor Sergio Moro now announces his ideological alignment with a militarized, neofascist regime. Did outside meddling...

The Not-so Invisible Hand of Uncle Sam

The United States has spent over a century meddling in Latin America. Recent crusades against corruption in Latin America are only the latest chapter. Today Brazil is on the front lines...

Why Bolsonaro won: beyond the cliches

If  mind-stopping cliches of violence and corruption do not correspond with voting patterns or Bolsonaro's governmental plan why did he win the election? It was not a free or fair process. by...

The Threat Of War With Venezuela

Once in office, Jair Bolsonaro – aligned with other right-wing governments in Latin America and backed by the US – could launch a military invasion of Venezuela. by Victor Figueroa Clark. The presidential...

Trump’s Brazilian Lapdog

By Nate Allen. Bolsonaro’s team appears to have already sold out Brazil’s foreign policy to Trump, without the White House lifting a finger. If you’re a US imperialist, Americas Quarterly is your...

Seja feita a vossa vontade: a guerra santa do Brasil

Uma batalha de cinquenta anos que veio dos EUA, para combater a Teologia da Libertação Católica no Brasil, promete ricas recompensas a grandes custos humanos para os que investiram nela e...

Thy Will Be Done: Brasil’s Holy War

A fifty year foreign battle to combat Catholic Liberation Theology in Brazil promises rich rewards for the vested interests which initiated it, at great human cost. "Brazil is at the vanguard of...

The CIA finger in Brasil’s Elections

by Marcelo Zero. The growth of Bolsonarian fascism in the final stretch of the election campaign, turbo charged by an avalanche of fake news disseminated on the internet, is not surprising. It...

Weisbrot: Knowledge Of US Role In Coup, “Tip Of Iceberg”

In interview, Center for Economic and Policy Research Director Mark Weisbrot talks about how the US government has worked to destroy progressive governments across the Americas. In a web TV interview conducted...

Media Watch: The Strange Return Of Coup-Denial

Two competing narratives on Brazil: one says Dilma Rousseff was deposed in a procedural Coup d'état and Lula's imprisonment is to stop him becoming President again. The other says that all...

PT: Trump Should Be Tried in International Criminal Court

"The images of children locked in cages remind us of Nazi concentration camps." In April, 2018, The Partido dos Trabalhadores (Workers' Party/PT) became the largest Bloc in Brazilian Congress, with 60 representatives....

Conflict of Interest Motion Filed Against Sérgio Moro

Over the past three years the Lava Jato investigation has come under sharp criticism for its apparent refusal to prosecute any politician from the conservative PSDB party, despite mountains of material...

The wholesale attack on Brazilian sovereignty: an interview with Celso Amorim

By Brian Mier. For the past 25 years, Celso Amorim has been Brazil's most important diplomat, serving as Foreign Affairs Minister in the governments of Itamar Franco (1993-1995) and Luiz Inacio Lula...

Activists, American Unions Protest Award for Brazilian Judge

May 15, New York City, NY – American unions joined the Defend Democracy in Brazil Committee in Manhattan, to protest commemoration of the judge who investigated, prosecuted, convicted and sentenced popular former President...

Brasil’s Post-Coup Submission To Foreign Capital Faces Backlash

In his landmark work, “A Fantasia Organizada”, legendary developmentalist economist Celso Furtado described the modern history of Brazil as a conflict between internationally-backed monetarist economic strategies and efforts to implement a...

The Protection Of Geraldo Alckmin

In the words of a prominent Brasil-based journalist in June 2013: "There is an unwritten understanding amongst foreign correspondents that the US wants PSDB in power" In his April 12 piece for...

Censorship By Omission: Six Crucial Facts in Lula Case Missing From Northern Media

Six facts currently being censored through omission in the Northern media about Lula's Supreme Court Judgement. by Brian Mier 1) The issue at stake is not related to a "battle against corruption" but...

The Mechanism: Character Assassination, Election Propaganda & Entertainment

Netflix series, the Mechanism, premiered on Friday, March 23. The new feature by Narcos and Elite Squad director José Padilha was immediately received with criticism for, in the guise of being...

Scandal over illegal US role in Lula conviction intensifies, reaches court

Video evidence was presented to the 4th Regional Federal Court and a motion was filed to annul the judgement against Ex-President Lula. by Leonardo Fernandes. Brasil de Fato. On Friday, March 16, ex-president Lula's...

Lula’s defence: New evidence shows illegal cooperation between United States & Lava Jato investigators

São Paulo, 16 March 2018. Lawyers for former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have filed new evidence outlining illegal cooperation between Brazilian investigators and officials in the United States...

The Revolt Against Foreign Capital’s Pillage Of Brasil

In his landmark work, “A Fantasia Organizada”, legendary developmentalist economist Celso Furtado described the modern history of Brazil as a conflict between internationally-backed monetarist economic strategies and efforts to implement a...

The US and Lawfare: Meet the Latin American leaders under investigation

In his academic paper, “The uncomfortable truths and double standards of bribery enforcement,” legal scholar Mike Koehler shows how the US government selectively uses the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to...

US National Security Strategy and Fighting Corruption in Latin America

Under the motto, “Another World is Possible” Fórum Magazine was founded by a group of intellectuals and social movement leaders during a democratic assembly at the first World Social Forum in...

Brazilians take the fight for its Democracy & Sovereignty to AS/COA HQ in New York

On the morning March 2, 2018, a small but determined group of protesters braved the New York rain, sleet and snow to demonstrate outside the Park Avenue headquarters of Americas Society...
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