Mike Fox

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

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

Brazil's Unions Push Back on Assault on Labor

Brazil’s Unions Push Back on Assault on Labor

February 22, 2019

Brazil’s labor movement is gradually mobilizing against the new right-wing president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, who is putting his program of assaulting labor rights and social security into effect. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

While Activists Mobilize for Lula, Right-wing Extremist is Inaugurated in Brazil

While Activists Mobilize for Lula, Right-wing Extremist is Inaugurated in Brazil

January 2, 2019

January 1st was the inauguration of Brazil’s new right-wing extremist president Jair Bolsonaro. In his speech he promised to rid Brazil of socialism. Meanwhile, at a prison in Curitiba, thousands gathered in support of former Workers Party President Lula. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

Brazil Election Celebration

Supporters of Brazil’s Neofascist President Celebrate, Workers Party in Shock

October 30, 2018

With the election of neofascist Jair Bolsonaro as president of Latin America’s largest country, the people of Brazil could hardly be more polarized. An election night field report from Mike Fox

Brazilian Students Protest Police Raids Ahead of Presidential Election

Brazilian Students Protest Police Raids Ahead of Presidential Election

October 27, 2018

Students and professors rallied across Brazil, following police raids at more than two dozen public universities, attempting to stop “partisan” activity on campus. Mike Fox reports

Political Violence Escalates in Brazil as Historic Presidential Race Enters Final Phase

Political Violence Escalates in Brazil as Historic Presidential Race Enters Final Phase

October 19, 2018

Supporters of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro have attacked dozens of his opponents, killing two, while social media campaign spins out of control with lies about Workers Party candidate Fernando Haddad. Michael Fox reports from Brazil

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

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

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