Brazil: Tribe Defy Miners

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By Staff of Survival International - The Waiãpi tribe in Brazil have defied a hostile government to defend their land rights. The tribe has circulated a powerful open letter in which they state: [...]

“Fora Temer – Eleições Diretas Já!” Brazil’s Political Rupture And Left’s Opportunity

By Alfredo Saad-Filho, -

By Alfredo Saad-Filho for Open Democracy - The Brazilian Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) won the country’s presidential elections four times in a row; first with Luís Inácio Lula [...]

Ranchers Mutilate Indigenous People Demanding Land Back

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By Survival International. Brazil - Thirteen Brazilian Indians have been hospitalized after a brutally violent attack by men armed with machetes in the Amazon. One man appears to have had his [...]

Brazil Paralyzed By Nationwide Strike Against Corruption & Impunity

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By Glenn Greenwald for the Intercept. It’s almost impossible to imagine a presidency imploding more completely and rapidly than the unelected one imposed by elites on the Brazilian population in [...]

The Latin American Left Today Global Center For Resistance

By Staff for Telesur. From Brazil to Venezuela there have been radical shifts in the geopolitical landscape of the region. However, Latin America remains a global center for creativity and [...]

Solution To Eviction And Gentrification?

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By Staff of Rioonwatch - This is the second in a series of three articles summarizing reports on Brazilian housing law, organized by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice at request [...]

Brazilian People Mobilize Against Michel Temer Reforms

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By Staff of Escambray - Brazil staged today a National Day of Mobilization and Paralysis against the proposed labor and social security reforms by which popular movements and central trade unions [...]

Battle For The Amazon: Tapajós Basin Threatened By Massive Development

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By Sue Branford and Maurício Torres for Mongabay - The Tapajós River Basin lies at the heart of the Amazon, and also at the heart of an exploding controversy: whether to build more than 40 large [...]

Workers Strike Paralyzes Oil Sector Across Brazil

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By Staff for Tele Sur - Petrobras has decided to go to court with a request for conciliation to continue the negotiation with the unions. Oil workers in Brazil began a strike Friday that has [...]

Brazil Senate Approves Austerity Package To Freeze Social Spending For 20 Years

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By Dom Phillips for The Guardian - Brazil’s senate has passed a controversial spending cap that will limit public spending to inflation for the next 20 years, despite protests across the country [...]

In Brazil, Major New Corruption Scandals Engulf Faction That Impeached Dilma

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By Glenn Greenwald for The Intercept - A PRIMARY ARGUMENT MADE by opponents of impeaching Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was that removing her would immediately empower the truly corrupt [...]

Brazil’s Impeachment Mastermind Summoned For Corruption Charges

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By Staff of Tele Sur - Eduardo Cunha, long regarded as one of Brazil's most powerful, corrupt and unpopular politicians, faces multimillion-dollar fraud charges. Federal authorities have [...]

Environmental Official Shot Dead In Brazil

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By Nika Knight for Common Dreams - An environmental official well-known for his aggressive enforcement of deforestation laws in his city in the Brazilian Amazon was gunned down in front of his [...]

Brazil Approves Handing Pre-Salt Oil Reserves To Multinationals

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By Staff of Tele Sur - This is the most recent move by the Senate-imposed government of Brazil to privatize key industries in the country. Brazil's chamber of deputies approved Wednesday to [...]

Brazil’s New Ruler Admits Lie Behind Impeachment, US Press Closes Eyes

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By Janine Jackson for FAIR. In a September 22 speech to an elite foreign policy group in New York City, Brazil’s legislatively installed president, Michel Temer, made the startling admission that [...]