The Strange Case Of The Guardian & Brasil

By Staff, -

The Guardian is of course the closest thing that the UK has to a mainstream progressive newspaper, and it had, until relatively recently, a rich history of quality investigative reporting. In the [...]

Colombia Suggests Alliance With Brazil’s Bolsonaro To Overthrow Venezuela’s Maduro

By Adriaan Alsema, -

A top Colombian official told Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo that its government will support Brazilian’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro if he wants to overthrow the socialist [...]

Financial Press Cheers Election Of Fascist In Brazil

By Alan MacLeod, -

Brazil’s controversial elections pitted far-right Jair Bolsonaro against the center-left Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad. But it was clear which candidate international markets—and [...]

The Election Is Over, But The Fight Is Just Beginning: We Are Still Holding Our Heads High For Brazil!

By Staff, -

We have just lived through a totally atypical electoral process. Since the end of the military period we did not have the imprisonment of a leader, like Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, unjustly [...]

Brazil: The Indispensable Need For Resistance

By Carlos Aznárez, -

The die is cast. There are no longer any polls that can be used to draw un provable results. The truth is that a fascist has come to the presidency of Brazil by a vote of millions. The fact is [...]

Brazil: How Could A Far-Right Demagogue Win The Election?

By Jorge Martin, -

Bolsonaro won the second round of the Brazilian presidential election with 55 percent of the vote, defeating Haddad – the Workers’ Party (PT) candidate – who received 45 percent. Any hopes of a [...]

Future Of Western Democracy Being Played Out In Brazil

By Pepe Escobar, -

Nothing less than the future of politics across the West – and across the Global South – is being played out in Brazil. Stripped to its essence, the Brazilian presidential elections represent a [...]

Brazil: Again The Alternative Is Between “Socialism Or Barbarism”

By Carlos Aznárez, -

The most feared, but foreseeable at the same time, has already happened. Jair Bolsonaro almost won the presidency of Brazil in the first round and thanks to the consequent vote of the poor people [...]

Brazilians Take To Streets To Demonstrate Against Jair Bolsonaro

By Tom Hennigan, -

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets this weekend to protest against far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro who leads opinion polls ahead of Sunday’s first round of [...]

A Glimmer Of Hope In Brazil

By Bryan McCann, -

Renata Souza, candidate for Rio de Janeiro State Chamber of Deputies from Brazil’s Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL), knows she has big shoes to fill and a difficult path to walk. Souza was the [...]

Port Allegre Shows How Participatory Budgeting Works

By Steve Rushton, -

Porto Alegre in Brazil is the world's first city where residents participate in budgeting decisions, having done so since 1989. But participatory democracy traces far further back. The indigenous [...]

A Way Out For Brazil

By Joao Pedro Stedile, -

Brazil is going through a grave economic, political, social and environmental crisis. Many factors have contributed to the emergence of this crisis, principally the subordination of our economy [...]

Is Cristina Fernandez A Victim Of A Political Persecution?

By Staff, -

For the journalist Stella Calloni, against the former president of Argentina, the same script used in Brazil against Lula da Silva is being repeated. The Senate of Argentina discussed Wednesday [...]

‘Brazil’s Judiciary Lost Its Masks’ Amid Lula Legal Fight: Ex-Justice Minister

By Staff, -

As Brazil is undergoing living a political and electoral turmoil, the October presidential elections are approaching and frontrunner former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remains in prison [...]