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 [...]

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 [...]