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Brazil's Corruption Scandals: No Winners, No End in Sight
The political elite has completely lost control of the situation, but the left is unable to take the reins, says blogger Alex Hochuli, who produces the Aufhebunga podcast

  September 13, 2017

'Donald Trump of Brazil' Runs for President
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's bombastic, homophobic, sexist, and dictatorship-defending presidential candidate is rising in the polls. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

  August 25, 2017

Could Maia Be the Next Brazilian President?
Rodrigo Maia, head of Brazil's lower house, could be next in line for the presidency if Congress decides to impeach President Michel Temer

  August 1, 2017

Brazil's Labor Unions Stage Second Strike Against Neoliberal Labor Law Reform
The new labor law would disempower unions and lower standards of living more generally. Meanwhile, President Temer faces unprecedented charges for corruption, explains Michael Fox from Brazil

  July 1, 2017

Brazil Gets Ready to Roll Back Labor Rights
Brazil's labor reform is set to pass the legislature and workers fear a dramatic worsening of their living conditions as a result. A special report from Brazil by Mike Fox

  June 7, 2017

Brazil's Most Important News Outlet Plays Kingmaker
Globo TV withdraws support from President Michel Temer by leaking incriminating recording and issues retraction that implicated former president Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff: report from Mike Fox in Brazil

  May 27, 2017

Brazil's Spiraling Corruption Scandal Deepens with Temer at the Centre
A political earthquake hits Brazil again as the highly unpopular president Michel Temer is implicated in new corruption allegations and the calls for immediate elections grow stronger, reports Mike Fox from Brazil

  May 19, 2017

Supporters Rally for Brazil's Former President Lula as he Testifies in Corruption Case
Mike Fox reports from Curitiba, Brazil, where former president Lula da Silva defended himself in court against corruption allegations for the first time

  May 11, 2017

Most of Brazil Paralyzed as Unions Implement One-Day General Strike
The strike is in response to draconian labor and pension reforms that the government of President Temer is trying to push through as rapidly as possible explains Mike Fox from Brazil

  April 29, 2017

Brazil's Corruption Investigation Expands to Almost Entire Political Class
The corruption investigation of Brazilian politicians expanded dramatically and is less biased against the center-left. However, the danger is that it will lead to de-politicization and opportunistic anti-politics explains Brazil analyst Alex Hochuli

  April 19, 2017

Brazil's Tainted Meat Scandal Exposes Another Corruption Scheme
While corruption scandals proliferate, Brazilians take to the streets to oppose new austerity measures imposed by President Temer, says Mike Fox from Brazil

  March 31, 2017

Brazil's Corrupt Politicians, Media and the Courts in Cahoots
Officials close to President Temer could face indictment in the Car Wash Scandal, says Joao Feres Jr.

  February 2, 2017

Brazilian Judge Presiding Over Car Wash Investigations Dies in Plane Crash
Plane crash occurred just as the judge was about to accept the testimonies of Odebrecht employees, says Joao Feres Jr.

  February 2, 2017

An Interview with a Leader from Brazil's Landless Workers Movement
MST's Gilmar Mauro on the struggle to build a mass organization as an alternative to fascism amidst Brazil's ongoing political crisis

  December 27, 2016

'A Marriage Made in Hell': Construction Companies and the Brazilian State
Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht was recently fined $4.5 billion by the U.S. Department of Justice. The case shows the role played by nefarious infrastructure deals in Brazil's economic growth over the last 40 years, says Professor Rafael Ioris.

  December 23, 2016

President of Brazil's Senate Renan Calheiros Joins the Ranks of Corruption Riddled Political Leaders
Leaders that carried out the legislative coup against Dilma Rousseff, embroiled in corruption scandals are systematically destroying political institutions and social progress in Brazil says Journalist Shobhan Saxena

  December 11, 2016

Brazil Poised to Return to Authoritarian Rule Under Temer
Cassia Bechara of MST says that the Temer government is repressing and criminalizing those who oppose its agenda - including social movements and former Presidents Lula Da Silva and Dilma Rousseff - in order to legitimize itself

  November 9, 2016

Brazil's Landless Workers Movement: MST Under Attack By State Police
Joaquin Pinero, a member of the MST directorate in Rio de Janeiro says this type of repression and false allegations of social movement leaders has become rampant in Brazil since the Temer Government took office. MST has been organizing a national general strike that will take place on November 11th.

  November 4, 2016

Eddie Conway Interviews Brazilian Youth Militants
While visiting Brazil, TRNN's executive producer spoke to members of several socialist organizations as they congregated for their annual movement building retreat in Brazil.

  October 17, 2016

Brazil's Social Movements Planning General Strike for November
The Landless Workers' Movement (MST) and others are ramping up opposition to the coup government, says the MST's Ana Moraes

  October 16, 2016

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