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...

Foreign Policy

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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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.