Protests Held Across Brazil After Rio Councillor Shot Dead

By Dom Phillips, -

Protests were held across Brazil after a popular Rio city councillor and her driver were shot dead by two men in what appears to have been a targeted assassination. Marielle Franco, 38, was a [...]

Brazilian Rights Activist Marielle Franco Assassinated In Rio

By Staff, -

Part of a generation of young Black Brazilians who are becoming increasingly vocal inside and outside statehouses, Franco was elected to office in 2016. A resident of the Favela da Maré, an [...]

Brazil: World Social Forum Kicks-off With ‘Resistance’ March

By Staff, -

This year's World Social Forum will debate and define new alternatives and strategies to confront neoliberalism, anti-democratic coups and genocides. Thousands of people took to the streets [...]

Brazil: Professor Subpoenaed Over ‘2016 Coup’ Course

By Staff, -

During an interview with Bahia Noticias, Zacarias said: “I have ten days to explain myself (to the court). Joao Carlos Salles, the university dean, was also cited (in the subpoena). In other [...]

Brazil’s Institutions Are Working, But Its Political Party System Is A Disaster

By Felipe Krause, -

When Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, had his conviction for bribery and money laundering upheld this January, it once again forced Brazil to ask whether its government [...]

The US Role In Regime Change In Brazil

By Staff, -

Like its market forces alibi, US imperialism is considered elementary, as natural as the breeze, unnecessary background detail that we simply don’t need to question or talk about. This denial of [...]

BRAZIL: 200,000 Workers And Youth Protest Lula Conviction

By Staff, -

On January 24, despite having absolutely no proof to back their charges, the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil sentenced former President Inacio “Lula” da Silva to 12 years in prison. This court is [...]

Brazil’s Democracy Pushed Toward The Abyss

By Mark Weisbort, -

The rule of law and the independence of the judiciary are fragile achievements in many countries — and susceptible to sharp reversals. Brazil, the last country in the Wessstern world to abolish [...]

Brazil Announces End To Amazon Mega-Dam Building Policy

By Sue Branford, -

An indigenous leader in April 2015 at the São Manoel dam construction site on the Teles Pires River in the Tapajós basin. Photo by Midia Ninja courtesy of International Rivers. In a surprise [...]

Indigenous Rights Victory In Brazil; Court Revokes License For Mine

By Christian Poirier, Amazon Watch -

In a powerful victory for indigenous rights in Brazil last week, the Toronto-based company Belo Sun Mining had its license to drill revoked by a federal court, dealing a significant setback to [...]

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

By Staff, -

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

By Glenn Greenwald, -

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 [...]