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Sérgio Moro Joins Secret US-Brazil Negotiations Over Amazon

Disgraced Lava Jato judge and former Bolsonaro Justice Minister Sérgio Moro’s presence at private bilateral US-Brazil meeting over the Amazon rainforest is cause for further concern. Holding no disclosed position with the US or Brazilian government, whose interests is he representing? Behind-closed-doors negotiations between the Joe Biden administration and the Bolsonaro regime are facing fierce […]

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Le Monde says what we already knew: Lava Jato acted as a US agency in Brazil

Since its inception in 2014, Brasil Wire has published 230 critical articles on Operation Lava Jato, and specifically its relationship with the United States government. Evidence we and Brazilian independent media platforms published in this period was routinely ignored and dismissed by both national and international journalists and outlets. Thus the principal conceit, the narrative […]

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Brazil’s Civil Society Demands Biden End Behind-Closed-Doors Meetings With Bolsonaro Regime

199 Brazilian networks and civil society organisations have written an open letter to the United States Government urging it to end behind-closed-doors negotiations with the Bolsonaro regime. Read the letter in full below. A LETTER FROM BRAZILIAN CIVIL SOCIETY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Brazil, April 6th, 2021 In his inauguration […]

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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 was sitting at your place and I was finding it a little difficult to understand the words you were saying, possibly because you […]

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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 a Senate session. It was caught on the Senate’s own TV channel, and Randolfe Rodrigues, Senator for Amapá, reported the incident to the police. Martins has […]

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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 we should always expect from it. Having enthusiastically supported the lawfare campaign against him, the AQ piece was an attack on Lula and the […]

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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 one purpose: to facilitate the vaccination of the whole world, not just wealthy nations. On March 14, Brasil Wire revealed that the previous US […]

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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 vaccine, developed by Russia’s Gamaleya institute. The story, by investigative journalist John McEvoy, was based on discovery of a report from the US Department […]

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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 which may have costed many thousands of lives. Malign influences The US Department of Health and Human Services recently published its Annual Report […]

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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 Relations Minister Ernesto Araujo on what role, if any, the federal government played in Eduardo Bolsonaro’s participation in a January 5th meeting […]