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1964: Brasil & CIA

This article "Brasil & CIA" originally appeared in CounterSpy, April - May 1979, pp. 4-23 and has since passed into the public domain. We believe it to be a rare & valuable document...

Fait Accompli: The Cheerleaders for Impeachment

In September Bloomberg covered a Brazilian elite NYC fundraising gala which it sponsored along with Goldman Sachs, BrazilFoundation (linked to BlackRock Inc) and KAR Properties, a developer who specialises in selling Miami condominiums to...

Empire: Unchanging motives, changing means

American exceptionalism is a myth. Superpowers do not promote democracy, not at home and certainly not abroad. Democracy requires popular sovereignty – power to govern without external control – the antithesis...

Narcos: South of the Border

Narcos is not a documentary and purely as televisual entertainment it is difficult to dislike. It is directed by the talented Brazilian José Padilha (Bus 174, Tropa de Elite) and also featuring...

Leaks: The United States and Brasil’s Oil

In mid-2013, just before large street demonstrations rattled São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other Brazilian cities, news broke of Edward Snowden's leak of secret internal documents from the NSA, GCHQ and allied FVEY...

Mani Pulite: Italy’s “Lava-Jato”

Shortly before his death in 2012, and seeking to make amends, Reginald Bartholomew, former US Ambassador to Italy in the early-mid 1990s, confessed to US State Department, intelligence and law enforcement's...

The Right’s New Clothes

A network of Conservative Think-tanks & Foundations from the United States, such as Koch, Cato & Templeton, are financing young Latin Americans to fight Left Governments and defend old positions with...

What could the United States do to regain the trust of Brasil?

During the approach to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s re-scheduled visit to the United States there has been much talk about what Brasil can do to improve relations between two of the...

The United States and Brasil: On Reaping What You Sow

By Jan K. Black It was often said in Latin America in the early 1960s that when the United States sneezed, Latin America caught pneumonia. In fact, it was repeated year after...

Chasing the Dragon

The United States engagement with its Latin American neighbours over the past century has been a catalogue of failure, culminating in China filling the vacuum. After initial support in the 19th Century...

Why Is The US Government Still Hiding What They Did To Brazil In 1998?

Written by Jake Johnston. Original version published at The Americas Blog by CEPR. Republished with permission. On Sunday, October 4, 1998, as international bankers, investors, finance ministers and officials from the leading...

United States Penetration of Brasil – Epilogue

In her 1977 book "United States Penetration of Brazil", former CIA researcher, Professor Jan K Black exposed the complex role the US had played in Brazil's 1964 coup and its governance since. This extremely detailed...

Echoes in the Echo Chamber: Brasil, Elections, Media & the Ghosts of ’64.

"There's an unwritten understanding amongst Foreign Correspondents that the U.S. wants PSDB in power." - Foreign Correspondent, São Paulo, 22/6/2013 Originally published March 2015. As we discussed in the article 'Brasil’s Citizen Kanes'...

Emir Sader: What’s At Stake in Brasil Elections

When, in one of its first foreign policy positions, the Brazilian government - charged, together with the US, with concluding the negotiations for the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)...

Samuel Pinheiro Guimarães: United States is betting on Marina

By Darío Pignotti. "The United States strategists are firmly in agreement with the foreign policy guidelines advocated by candidate Marina Silva. If she is elected, it will be the victory of a...
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