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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's Presidential Election is Part of a 'Global Reactionary Cycle'

Brazil’s Presidential Election is Part of a ‘Global Reactionary Cycle’

October 10, 2018

With the near first-round election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil last Sunday, the country is on the precipice of a neoliberal neofascism, which fits into a very dangerous larger global cycle towards the right, says Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos

As polls near, people’s movements mobilize to beat fascism and Bolsonaro

As polls near, people’s movements mobilize to beat fascism and Bolsonaro

October 7, 2018

By Zoe PC / Peoples Dispatch. Millions of Brazilians will vote on October 7 in the first presidential elections since the 2016 coup which deposed Dilma Rousseff On October 4, the day before the last presidential debate in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, the ultra-right wing candidate, took to social media and announced that the TV station,…

Brazil's Historic Presidential Election: Left and Right Have Equal Chance of Winning

Brazil’s Historic Presidential Election: Left and Right Have Equal Chance of Winning

September 21, 2018

Now that frontrunner Lula da Silva of the Workers Party has been eliminated from the presidential race, his running mate, Fernando Haddad and far-right Jair Bolsonaro look likely to make the run-off after the first round vote on October 7th

Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil's Far-Right Version of Trump Leads the Presidential Race

Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil’s Far-Right Version of Trump Leads the Presidential Race

September 18, 2018

We update our profile of Jair Bolsonaro, who is leading in the presidential race in opinion polls, now that Workers Party candidate Lula da Silva was forced out of the race on corruption charges. Michael Fox reports

Lula da Silva Attends PT Rally Campaign

Brazil’s Workers’ Party Replaces Lula with Running Mate for the Presidency

September 11, 2018

Fernando Haddad will be the Brazilian Workers’ Party’s presidential candidate, replacing Lula da Silva. Brazil’s Supreme Court had disqualified frontrunner Silva last week and now the race is on to beat far-right Jair Bolsonaro. Michael Fox reports from Brazil

Brazil’s Supreme Court Disqualifies Lula Da Silva from Running for President

September 1, 2018

Former President Lula da Silva planned to run for president from prison, but Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled that he cannot and now his Workers Party must scramble to put forward its replacement candidate, Fernando Haddad. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

Lula da Silva: “Brazil is Undergoing a Right-Wing Coup”

August 20, 2018

The unraveling of Brazil’s social safety net, put in place by the PT, combined with the legislative manipulations and extreme neoliberal austerity, constitutes a right-wing coup, explains Mark Weisbrot of CEPR.

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

First Time in Decades Brazil's Unions and Left Unite, Demanding Lula's Freedom

First Time in Decades Brazil’s Unions and Left Unite, Demanding Lula’s Freedom

May 3, 2018

The imprisonment of former president Lula da Silva has united Brazil’s unions and left parties and social movements for a historic International Workers Day. Mike Fox reports from Curitiba, Brazil, where Lula is being held