On Contact: Securing Democracy With Glenn Greenwald

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to the US journalist Glenn Greenwald about how his reporting exposed the corruption that is rife among Brazil’s political, judicial, and economic [...]

Financial Press Fears Brazilians Will Elect President Of Their Choice

By Alan Macleod, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

The Brazilian Supreme Court this month dismissed all charges against former President Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva. A towering figure in national politics, Lula was the country’s president for [...]

Lula After The Annulment Of Convictions

By Brasil de Fato, Orinoco Tribune. -

“The word ‘give up’ does not exist in my dictionary. I learned from my mother: ‘always struggle,’” affirmed former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Wednesday March 10, in the main [...]

US Department Of Health Pressured Brazil Into Rejecting Sputnik V

By Tim Korso, Sputnik News. -

The developers of the Russian vaccine against the coronavirus have condemned the actions of the American authorities and stressed that nations should be fighting as a united front against the [...]

Lava Jato Dies, Lula Is Reborn

By Brian Mier, Brasilwire. -

On March 8th, Brazilian Supreme Court Minister Edson Fachin dismissed all Lava Jato related charges against former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. The ruling came as a surprise to some, [...]

NYT Fails To Examine Its Participation In Brazil’s ‘Biggest Judicial Scandal’

By Brian Mier, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

The Brazilian Supreme Court on March 8 dismissed all charges against former President Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva made during the Lava Jato investigation, a little over a month after the [...]

Lula Speaks Of US Power Behind Bolsonaro In New Documentary

In an interview for a new documentary, former Brazil president Lula explains how the United States government and corporations benefited from anti-corruption operation Lava Jato, while damaging [...]

The Death Of Democracy In Brazil

By Michael Fox, Alborada.net. -

The dismantling of Brazil’s democracy, which culminated in the jailing of former president Lula Da Silva as he looked certain to be reelected, is the subject of a new English-language [...]

Brazilian Elections – A Day Of Shame For The Far Right

By Brian Mier, Brasilwire. -

On Sunday, November 15, over 147 million Brazilians went to the polls in the largest round of local elections in the nation’s history. One state, Amapa, had to cancel most of its elections due [...]

Brazil: Municipal Elections Promise Gains For Left

By Brian Mier, Brasilwire.com. -

On Sunday, November 15, residents of Brazil’s 5570 municipalities will vote for mayors and city councilors in what promises to be a day of moderate gains by left wing political parties and [...]

This City Makes Sure No One Goes Hungry

By Pedro Vilela, Nation of Change. -

Nestled on a wide plateau surrounded by the Espinhaço Mountains in southeastern Brazil is the city of Belo Horizonte, roughly 275 miles north of Rio de Janeiro. The city of 2.5 million is an [...]

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 [...]