Category: Brazil

Sean Purdy: Rousseff and the Right

Corruption scandals and neoliberal economic policies have weakened the Workers’ Party government in Brazil

Alexandre Conceição: Brazil: ‘We need to fight the coup plotters and shift the government’s economic program,’ MST leader says

Interview on the current political situation in Brazil and the left’s response

Adam Talbot: Rio’s Olympic preparations under the spotlight

In the run-up to the Rio Olympics people have been forced from their homes and killed in the streets, while the environment has been permanently damaged

Ian Steinman: Rio’s Student Resistance

Resistance at Brazil’s universities has provided a glimmer of hope amid ongoing austerity and repression.

Patrick Bond: Is BRICS A True Alternative?

In turbulent economic times, BRICS will undergird – not undermine – Western financial decadence

Patrick Heller: BRICS from below: counterpower movements in Brazil, India and South Africa

Recent protest waves in Brazil, India and South Africa reveal clear patterns of what can be called counterpower movements, movements that explicitly challenge the instrumentalization of political power

Danica Jorden: BRAZIL: Call to Impeach Dilma Not As Popular As Portrayed

Dilma, the former revolutionary now at the helm of the country as head of the PT, the leftist Workers Party, is a populist who continues to inspire more wide-spread, albeit less reported, manifestations of support outside of the country’s affluent city centres

Jason O'Hara: Repression as big business in pre-Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Big bucks are to be made in hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro — not least by repressing all voices of dissent

Patrick de Oliveira: The Paranoid Style in Brazilian Politics

The slow decline of the Brazilian Workers’ Party has emboldened the country’s growing right wing

Danica Jorden: Dilma Cries Upon Receipt of Truth Commission Report

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was overcome during her speech on Wednesday at the ceremony to honour the completion and reception of the National Truth Commission’s report

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