Category: Brazil

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Federico Fuentes: Brazil: Marina Silva’s Rise is a Result of the Left’s Failures, Not Success

The demands and desires of those that may end up voting for Marina are legitimate, and the left would do well to think about how they could win over this natural ally to supporting a genuine proposal for change

Jonathan Watts: Will Brazil elect Marina Silva as the world’s first Green president?

Born into a poor, mixed-race Amazon family, Marina Silva is on the verge of a stunning election win after taking over her party

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Walden Bello: The BRICS: Challengers to the Global Status Quo

Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?

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Patrick Bond: The BRICS Remix Climate Damage and Corporate Collusion

The movement from below to tackle climate change is gathering pace in South Africa, and elsewhere in the world, in advance of the September 21 mass march against the United Nations

Christopher Gaffney: The Traumas and Dramas of Post-Cup, Pre-Olympic Brazil

Where is the benefit for the ordinary Brazilian that stays behind after the parade has moved on?

Yesenia Barragan: Dreaming and Organizing After the World Cup

A Pleasure That Hurts

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Vijay Prashad: BRICS

Discussing the recent BRICS conference and the proposal to create a new development bank

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Patrick Bond: In Fortaleza, BRICS Became Co-Dependent Upon Eco-Financial Imperialism

In this context, critics are forcing open two crucial debates: first, is BRICS anti-imperialist as advertised, potentially inter-imperialist as the Ukraine battleground portends, or merely sub-imperialist where it counts most: in the ongoing global financial and climate meltdowns?

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Ewan Robertson: BRICS Summit

Venezuela participated in the gathering of the BRICS emerging powers and Latin American regional blocs in Brazil this week

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Pepe Escobar: BRICS against Washington consensus

The BRICS Development Bank – with an initial US$50 billion in capital – will be not only BRICS-oriented, but invest in infrastructure projects and sustainable development on a global scale

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