Brazil

Protests Across Brazil and the World for the Release of Lula, "Political Prisoner"

Protests Across Brazil and the World for the Release of Lula, “Political Prisoner”

April 8, 2019

On the anniversary of the imprisonment of former Workers Party president Lula da Silva, tens of thousands protested in Brazil and around the world demanded his release. Mike Fox reports from Curitiba, Brazil

Brazilian Left's Free Lula Campaign Highlights Miscarriage of Justice

Brazilian Left’s Free Lula Campaign Highlights Miscarriage of Justice

March 19, 2019

Left forces met in Sao Paulo to relaunch the Free Lula campaign. Members of grassroots movements and political parties were there, saying that Workers Party leader Lula da Silva was unjustly imprisoned

Venezuela Tops CIA’s Agenda for Brazil’s President

Venezuela Tops CIA’s Agenda for Brazil’s President

March 18, 2019

On his first visit to the U.S., President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro eagerly receives his instructions from the CIA and Trump’s foreign policy team.  Alex Main of CEPR analyzes the visit

Brazilians Remember Marielle Franco on Anniversary of her Assassination

March 15, 2019

In major cities of Brazil, activists honored the life and legacy of LGBT and police violence activist Marielle Franco, who was assassinated a year ago in the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Mike Fox reports

Trump's "Coalition of the Willing" Against Venezuela Has Legitimacy Issues of Their Own

Trump’s “Coalition of the Willing” Against Venezuela Has Legitimacy Issues of Their Own

March 10, 2019

Many right-wing South American governments that are supporting Trump’s effort to oust Venezuela’s President Maduro have their own legitimacy issues, such as Brazil and Honduras. Others are deeply dependent on the US, such as Argentina and Colombia. CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot analyzes the coalition

The Politics of Brazil's Carnival

Free Lula Samba at Brazil’s Carnival

March 4, 2019

It is generally assumed that Carnival in Brazil is mostly just a big party. However, as Mike Fox reports from Brazil, it actually has its origins in politically motivated concerns and this is true now more than ever

Lula da Silva's Second Conviction Another Travesty of Justice

Lula da Silva’s Second Conviction Another Travesty of Justice

February 12, 2019

Former Workers Party President Lula da Silva was convicted to another 12 years and 11 months in a case that is almost identical to his first conviction, neither of which had any solid evidence, says Brasilwire’s Brian Mier

Brazil Dam Collapse: Consequences Will Be More Devastating Under Bolsonaro

Brazil Dam Collapse: Consequences Will Be More Devastating Under Bolsonaro

January 30, 2019

Existing mining and environmental regulations, if they had been implemented, could have prevented this disaster, which caused at least 84 dead and 256 missing. We discuss the Vale dam collapse in Brazil with Greenpeace organizer Fabiana Alves

Brazil’s Dam Owner Vale, Neck Deep in Sludge

Brazil’s Iron Ore Company Vale Responsible for 65 Deaths and 279 Missing

January 28, 2019

Vale mine workers at dam among the missing washed into the valley, says Journalist Mike Fox

Netanyahu Forms Alliances with Far-Right Authoritarian Leaders

Netanyahu Forms Alliances with Far-Right Authoritarian Leaders

January 26, 2019

Shir Hever says Netanyahu is abusing his image as a protector of the Jewish people, and cuts deals with far-right and anti-Semitic heads of state, absolving them of their racism towards Jews in exchange for their superficial support for the State of Israel. All this, to win the upcoming Israeli elections