Category: South America

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Glenn Greenwald: To See the Real Story in Brazil, Look at Who Is Being Installed as President — and Finance Chiefs

This fraud being perpetrated here is as blatant as it is devastating

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Joao Pedro Stedile: “Dilma’s mistake was to promote class conciliation”

It’s time to put more energy into bringing awareness and organizing people, because in the coming years we’ll see a new rise in mass movements in our continent

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Brazilian Senate to Vote on President Rousseff’s Impeachment

A look at why Rousseff’s impeachment is a highly political process and not a legal one and how this “legislative coup” can be compared to others in recent Latin American history

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Mark Weisbrot: Washington’s Dog-Whistle Diplomacy Supports Attempted Coup in Brazil

The day after the impeachment vote in the lower house of Brazil’s congress, one of the leaders of the effort, Senator Aloysio Nunes, traveled to Washington, D.C. He had scheduled meetings with a number of U.S. officials, including Thomas Shannon at the State Department. Shannon has a relatively low profile in the media, but he Read more…

David Miranda: Brazil’s Elite and the Drive to Impeach President Dilma Rousseff

Ultimately, Brazil’s elite political and media classes are toying with the mechanics of democracy

Ana Saggioro Garcia: The impeachment crisis shaking Brazil

The carnival of reaction on display by conservative Congressional deputies during the vote only demonstrates the contempt in which Brazil’s elite hold the vast majority of the population

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Glenn Greenwald: After Vote to Remove Brazil’s President, Key Opposition Figure Holds Meetings in Washington

BRAZIL’S LOWER HOUSE of Congress on Sunday voted to impeach the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, sending the removal process to the Senate. In an act of unintended though rich symbolism, the House member who pushed impeachment over the 342-vote threshold was Dep. Bruno Araújo, himself implicated by a document indicating he may have received illegal funds from the construction giant at Read more…

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Pepe Escobar: Hybrid War Hyenas Tear Brazil Apart

Wall Street, US Big Oil and the proverbial “American interests” win this round at the circus

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Immanuel Wallerstein: The Left Loses the Election in Peru

The story of each country has its particularities. But Peru’s history seems to embody the difficulties for the Latin American left

Sean Purdy: Hypocrisy Wins the Day

The vote to impeach Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff wasn’t about corruption — it was about the Right’s bid for power

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