Category: Brazil

Pip Hinman: Brazil’s ‘Mountain Tsunami’: a Disaster Waiting to Happen

“It looked like a scene from hell.” And it was entirely predictable

Patrick Bond: China Sucked Deeper into World Financial Vortex, as BRICS Sink

Could Beijing adopt an anti-imperial currency policy – or next week, will it become a tighter sub-imperial ally of Western financiers?

Cecilia Lero: Brazil: Can the Workers’ Party Surmount Its Current Crisis?

The complex history and prospects of Brazil’s workers party (PT)

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

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