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 [...]

Brazilian Court Upholds 17-Year Sentence Against Lula Da Silva

By Telesur English. -

Brazil's Federal Court of the Fourth Region (TRF-4) Wednesday upheld the 17-year prison sentence handed down in November against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The TRF-4 judges [...]

Victory: Evangelical Missionaries Barred From Uncontacted Tribes’ Land

By Survival International. -

Brazil - In a landmark ruling, a Brazilian judge has blocked evangelical missionaries from making contact with uncontacted tribes in the Javari Valley, home to the greatest concentration of such [...]

Without A Country In Which To Love…

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Burkina Faso, in the Sahel region of the African continent, has been struck hard by the global pandemic; officially reported deaths from COVID-19 are second only to Algeria in Africa. In the past [...]

Brazil: Favela Residents And Indigenous Communities Among Those Most At Risk Of COVID-19

By Alexander Main, CEPR.net. -

As of noon on April 8th the total number of Covid-19 positive cases reported by Brazil’s health ministry exceeded 14,000 and the number of deaths exceeded 700. This is, by far, the highest number [...]

Landless Workers Are Challenging Unequal Land Distribution And Corporate Agribusiness

By Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Brazil is among the most unequal countries in the world when it comes to land distribution and is home to the world’s biggest landed estates. This structure of land concentration and [...]

Brazilian Military Curtails President Bolsonaro’s Power Over COVID19 Dispute

By Emir Sader, Brazil Wire -

Bolsonaro made threats he couldn’t carry out about replacing the Health Minister and reopening commerce. Now he is isolated and everyone has turned on him, as General Villas Boas admits. He’s [...]

Brazil’s Ex-President Lula Speaks Out On Venezuela

By Ben Norton, The Grayzone. -

The far-right government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is one of Washington’s closest allies in Latin America. It has played a major supporting role in the Donald Trump administration’s [...]

SouthCom Boosts US Military Presence In Latin America

By Ben Norton, The Grayzone. -

The Donald Trump administration has ramped up US interventionism in Latin America, overseeing a far-right military coup in Bolivia and backing coup attempts against the leftist governments of [...]