Solidarity, Direct Action, And Self-Determination: Kasa Invisível

By Meghan McGee, GEO-coop. -

The Zapatistas have said the best solidarity anyone can offer is to start their own social centers, projects, movements, and revolutions wherever they are based. In Belo Horizonte, the capital [...]

Brazil’s Landless Workers Persist Through Agroecology

By Rafael Forsetto, Civil Eats. -

Just off one of the main highways that crosses the Brazilian state of Paraná, there’s a narrow dirt road that’s easy to miss if you’re not looking for it. The road is bordered on both sides by [...]

Walking The Tightrope: Latin America’s Pink Tide

By: Frederick B. Mills, New Politics. -

Latin America’s Pink Tide: Breakthroughs and Shortcomings, edited by economic historian and prominent Latin Americanist Steve Ellner, offers a critical ethical theoretical framework for assessing [...]

Tell The People That The Struggle Must Go On

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Young children marvel at an obvious contradiction in capitalist societies: why do we have shops filled with food, and yet see hungry people on the streets? It is a question of enormous [...]

How The FBI ‘Toppled Presidents’ In Brazil

By Brasil 247, BrasilWire. -

Natalia Viana, editor from the respected Brazilian investigative journalism site Agência Pública, recently published a 5 part series based on information shared from leaked Telegram [...]

The Pandemic Of Hunger

By Frei Betto, Resumen English. -

In April, the World Bank predicted that the Brazilian economy would shrink by 5% of GDP by 2020. Now, in June, the prediction is 8% to 10%. And the government’s expected 2% growth. As the [...]

How Western Media Confines US Imperialism To The Past

By John McEvoy, Brazil Wire. -

Many of the newspapers that – years after the fact – have found the nerve to condemn past episodes of US imperialism have not yet mustered the same reproach for US intervention in [...]

Large Indigenous Territories Are Necessary For Culture And Biodiversity

By Liz Kimbrough, Monga Bay. -

In Brazil, indigenous lands make up 13.5% of the national territory and are home to half a million indigenous peoples speaking 280 distinct languages. New research, published in the [...]

Brazil: Right Wing Militias On The Loose

By Shobhan Saxena, The Hindu. -

On Wednesday, a police team picked up two men from a luxury condominium by a lake in Brasilia. They also seized posters with photos of heavily-armed men in full military gear, calling for a [...]

Brazil’s ‘Operational President’ General Braga Netto Unveils His ‘Marshall Plan’

By Brasil Wire -

In early April 2020, the first rumors emerged that Brazil’s Chief of Staff, General Walter Souza Braga Netto, had been quietly anointed “acting” or “operational” President of Brazil. It was a [...]

Silvercorp: Foiled Venezuela Mercenary Group In Brazil During 2018 Election

By Nathalia Urban, BrasilWire. -

The paramilitary group behind the foiled operation, called Gedeon, was based around security contractor Silvercorp USA, which has been linked to U.S. President Donald Trump. The State Department [...]

Brazilian Court Upholds 17-Year Sentence Against Lula Da Silva

By Telesur English. -

Brazil's Federal Court of the Fourth Region (TRF-4) Wednesday upheld the 17-year prison sentence handed down in November against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The TRF-4 judges [...]

Victory: Evangelical Missionaries Barred From Uncontacted Tribes’ Land

By Survival International. -

Brazil - In a landmark ruling, a Brazilian judge has blocked evangelical missionaries from making contact with uncontacted tribes in the Javari Valley, home to the greatest concentration of such [...]

Without A Country In Which To Love…

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Burkina Faso, in the Sahel region of the African continent, has been struck hard by the global pandemic; officially reported deaths from COVID-19 are second only to Algeria in Africa. In the past [...]

Brazil: Favela Residents And Indigenous Communities Among Those Most At Risk Of COVID-19

By Alexander Main, CEPR.net. -

As of noon on April 8th the total number of Covid-19 positive cases reported by Brazil’s health ministry exceeded 14,000 and the number of deaths exceeded 700. This is, by far, the highest number [...]