Category: Brazil

Adam Talbot: ‘C is for Corruption’: The Rio Olympics from A to Z

From police killings to forced evictions and environmental destruction; the Olympic Games in Rio are cause for an alphabet soup of misery and suffering

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Dave Zirin: Budget Failures, Displacement, Zika—Welcome to Rio’s $11.9B Summer Olympics

The multibillion-dollar Olympic mirage that has been erected “for the English to see” is at risk of complete collapse

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Mark Weisbrot: Brazil’s impeachment crisis undermines investor confidence

The interim government is doubling down on austerity, and has generated all the investor confidence of a big, fat banana republic

Jules Boykoff: Let the Games Begin

The Rio Olympics are taking to the extreme the overblown promises and neoliberal development now typical of the games

Manuel E. Yepe: The Southern Giant Will Have to Fight

The first three governments of the Brazilian Workers Party (PT) –two with Lula and one with Dilma Rousseff– represent the best in the republican history of the South American giant

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Behind Brazil’s Crisis

The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, has been suspended from her office while she goes on trial by the Senate. If convicted, she would be removed from office, which is what is meant in Brazil by “impeachment.” Anyone, even Brazilians, who have been trying to follow the last several months of political maneuvering may be excused if they are somewhat confused by the many turns this process has taken

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Dave Zirin: The 2016 Rio Olympics & Brazil’s Collapsing Political System

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, as we turn now to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. In early August, more than 10,000 athletes across the world will convene in Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic City for one of the most widely watched sporting events of the Read more…

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Conn Hallinan: A Very Brazilian Coup

On one level, the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff seems like vintage commedia dell’arte: the Lower House speaker who brought the charges, Eduardo Cunha, had to step down because he has $16 million stashed in secret Swiss and U.S. bank accounts. The man who replaced Cunha, Waldir Maranhao, is implicated in corruption around the Read more…

Sue Branford: Brazil: Recolonising a continent

Examining the past failures and future prospects of the left in Brazil in the face of a concerted US-backed right-wing offensive

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Glenn Greenwald: New Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is It Now Time for Media Outlets to Call This a “Coup”?

The conversations include discussions of the important role played in Dilma’s removal by the most powerful national institutions, including — most importantly — Brazil’s military leaders

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