Category: South America

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Vijay Prashad: Using Democratic Institutions to Smash Democratic Aspirations (the Brazil Model)

Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has now been in prison since April 2018

Todd Chretien: Solidarity With Glenn Greenwald

Last week, the Intercept exposed Lula’s persecution for the farce that it was. Now journalist Glenn Greenwald, his family, and the Intercept are under attack by Bolsonaro and his followers. They deserve our solidarity

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Glenn Greenwald: The Political Earthquake in Brazil

The improprieties have cast serious doubt on the validity of numerous guilty verdicts issued by Moro and the anti-corruption task force, beginning with the conviction and imprisonment of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

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Vijay Prashad: My friend is in a prison in Ecuador

Two months ago, the police in Ecuador arrested my friend Ola Bini at Quito airport.

Michael Fox: Millions of Brazilians Join General Strike

Millions of Brazilians joined in the general strike, shutting down schools, banks, and public transportation. They are demanding a halt of the pension reform and the release of imprisoned ex-president Lula da Silva

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Vijay Prashad: U.S. Rushes to Blame Iran

The World Pushes for Diplomacy

Aída Chávez: Sanders Calls for Release Lula’s Release in Wake of Corruption Exposure

Lula’s imprisonment forced him out of the 2018 presidential race, which he was widely expected to win; this paved the way for Bolsonaro

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Glenn Greenwald: How Brazil’s Elites Jailed Former President Lula

A political crisis is growing in Brazil after The Intercept revealed that the judge who helped jail former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case in an attempt to prevent Lula’s Workers’ Party from winning the presidency

Brasil de Fato: Massive rallies in defense of education

Nearly 1 million people in Brazil protested in around 200 cities against the education budget cuts and the pension overhaul

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump’s “Troika of Tyranny” Meddles in Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua

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