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...

Exclusive: British Parliament Denounces Bolsonaro Election Threats, Political Violence

British politicians have signed a special motion in defence of Brazilian democracy, following threats to the election process from neofascist president Jair Bolsonaro and his military dominated government. That threat has been amplified by a wave of political violence around the...

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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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With 33 Million Brazilians Hungry, Lula Condemns Energy Privatisation

Bolsonaro's 11th hour privatisation of state energy giant Eletrobrás has provoked dismay, despite neoliberal efforts to spin it positively. Former president Lula connects the cut-price sell off directly with Brazil's hunger...

Bolsonaro Asked Biden For Help Against Lula Who “Threatens US Interests”

Bloomberg reported late on Saturday 11th June, two days after their meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, that far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro asked Joe Biden for...

Brazilian Army Resumes Election Threats

One day after Brazil's President Bolsonaro assures US President Biden he won't tamper with electoral system, Defense Minister Gen. Paulo Oliveira attacks electoral courts for refusing to let military tamper with...

One Day After Biden Meeting, Military’s Explicit Threat To Election

Brazil's progressive media has repeatedly warned of the Military threat hanging over the 2022 election for several years. Such fears were, until recently, met with complacency in mainstream circles. There is...

Bolsonaro’s Eletrobrás Privatization Buries Vargas Era

The 2016 coup, which started with the delivery of Petrobras, culminates with the privatization of the state electric company, Eletrobrás. By Leonardo Attuch* In December 1994, on the eve of his presidential inauguration,...

A Grand National Agreement 2.0?

To prevent Lula's inevitable-looking return to the presidency, the idea to take not him, but his opponent out of the race, may now be the contingency plan of Brazils oligarchy: "Bolsonaro's...