Greenwald Book’s Curious Blindspot for US Involvement In Brazil

Brazil-based lawyer turned journalist Glenn Greenwald made his name in 2013 with exposures of US spying on the world, including the then government of Dilma Rousseff. Despite regular critiques of US imperialism elsewhere in the world, since 2015 he has published...

Vargas Llosa And The Autocratic Involution Of Liberalism

By Atilio Borón I must admit, Vargas Llosa is, as Jorge Luis Borges would say, "incorrigible." The passage of time is implacable and in his case, unlike others, it has accelerated his physical but above all mental degradation. The Peruvian storyteller has...

Guilherme Boulos: Is A Coup In Brazil A Risk Or A Smokescreen?

By Guilherme Boulos Bolsonaro, after a "sabbatical period" in which he stopped talking about electronic voting machines, returned to threaten the integrity of the electoral process. In the last few weeks, he attacked the Electoral Court (TSE) again, spoke again about the...

Foreign Policy

White House admits CIA involvement in “War on Corruption” which jailed Lula and elected Bolsonaro

In a White House 'Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on the Fight Against Corruption', a Biden administration official admitted that the CIA and other parts of the U.S. intelligence apparatus were involved in assisting the "War on Corruption" which...

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Blaming the Victim: Brazil’s Adolescent Mass Consumer Market

by Louis Smith Brazil’s internal consumer market is the frequent topic of a lot of hand-wringing and disdain from both the financial media and people living in the country. High costs, poor quality...

Marina Silva

by Mauricio Savarese That can surely be different in government if she wins — a scenario that is less and less unlikely. But so far presidential candidate Marina Silva has one important...

Latinamericanism

Emir Sader: For Edward Said, the Orient exists only in the imagination of Westerners. It was created to represent the "other" in the polarisation between "civilization" (themselves, naturally) and "barbarism" (everyone...

AJE: World Cup Nation Documentary

The World Cup is long over but this excellent documentary by Al-Jazeera English sheds some rare light upon the complexities of Brasil's politics & economy.