Brian Mier

Brazil's 'Slow Motion Coup' - General Admits Intimidating Court into Imprisoning Lula da Silva

Brazil’s ‘Slow Motion Coup’ – General Admits Intimidating Court into Imprisoning Lula da Silva

November 14, 2018

The latest revelation about Brazil’s slow motion coup, designed to ensure that the center-left remains out of power and the far-right takes control, involves a general who admitted that he threatened the Supreme Court so it would imprison presidential front-runner Lula da Silva. We discuss the development with Brian Mier

Brazil: Extreme Right Candidate Nearly Wins Presidency in First Round

Brazil: Extreme Right Candidate Nearly Wins Presidency in First Round

October 8, 2018

Jair Bolsonaro, the extreme right, or neofascist candidate for Brazil’s presidency nearly won with 46 percent of the vote, thanks to big business backing. He now faces Fernando Haddad for the October 28th run-off vote. Brian Mier analyzes the result and what comes next

The Near Release of Brazil’s Lula

July 9, 2018

Judge Sérgio Moro intervened from vacation to ensure that former president Lula would not be released, says Brian Mier of Brasil Wire. We talk to him about the process by which Lula was almost released on Sunday and how authorities managed to prevent it – all in order to derail his new presidential bid

Brazil’s Military Takeover in Rio Sparks Authoritarian Fears

March 2, 2018

Deeply unpopular Brazilian President Michel Temer issued a decree to put the military in charge of security in Rio de Janeiro instead of police, dubiously claiming the purpose is to crack down on crime. But many Brazilians worry that it’s the first stage in a return to military rule, explains journalist Brian Mier