Letter To Brazilians In Defense Of The Democratic Rule Of Law

An open letter in defense of Brazil's democracy against the Bolsonaro government's preemptive attempt to sabotage this year's elections, drafted by the São Paulo Federation of Industries (FIESP) has quickly gathered over 1 million signatures. On August 11, Brazilian National Students...

Brazil’s Coup May Come After Lula Takes Office

In 2023, the bolsonarista horde, kept mobilized by the discourse of electoral fraud, may return to the streets demanding the deposition of the new “illegitimately elected” president. By Marcelo Zero Bolsnonaro has been following a well known script, inherited from Steve Bannon, to...

Bolsonaro “Announces Coup” To Foreign Ambassadors

Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of "announcing the coup" to summoned foreign Ambassadors. The extraordinary meeting at Alvorada palace was reportedly convened at the request of the Military core in his government, which is increasingly seen as the genuine power running...

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Celso Amorim on Brazil/Minustah occupation of Haiti

During a guest appearance on Brasil 247's Globalistas, a web TV program which I co-host with Nathalia Urban,  former Brazilian Foreign Affairs Chancellor Celso Amorim spoke about Brazil's role in Minustah, the multilateral UN occupation of Haiti which began in 2004....

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São Paulo, 1947

In 1947 LIFE Magazine published an extensive feature on the "New York of the South", São Paulo. Here are those Dmitri Kessel photographs in full. (Source: Skyscrapercity).

8 Essential books on Brasil

The complexities of contemporary Brazil can be difficult to understand at the best of times. The editors at Brasil Wire have put together a primer of books about Brasil to help readers,...

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)...

Brasil’s Election Surprise

Brazil's presidential election campaign, already marked by tragedy, continues with high drama after the first-round results on 5 October 2014. The incumbent Dilma Rousseff received the most votes (41.5%). But her...

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...

Inside 31st Bienal de São Paulo

This week the São Paulo Bienal Pavilion opens its doors to another edition of one of the largest art exhibitions in the country, and one of the most important in the...