Category: South America

Bruna de Lara: The Corruption Cabinet

Jair Bolsonaro Promised to End Corruption in Brazil — Then He Appointed an Extremely Corrupt Cabinet

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Gareth Porter: U.K. and Ecuador Conspire to Deliver Assange to U.S. Authorities

The Ecuadorian and British governments, working on behalf of the Trump administration, are trying to make it as difficult as possible for Julian Assange to avoid extradition by staying in the Ecuadorian Embassy

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Chris Hedges: Crucifying Julian Assange

Chris Hedges and Joe Lauria, journalist and editor-in-chief, Consortium, discuss efforts to force #WikiLeaks publisher, #JulianAssange, out of the Ecuador Embassy in London and extradite him to the USA to stand trial.

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Noam Chomsky: Warning Against “Disaster” Under Jair Bolsonaro

Bolsonaro’s impending presidency marks the most radical political shift Brazil since military rule ended more than 30 years ago

Andres Arauz: Moreno’s Neoliberal Restoration Proceeds in Ecuador

Lenin Moreno won Ecuador’s presidency in 2017 by campaigning to continue the economic policies of Rafael Correa (a leftist who was in office from 2007 until 2017) but upon taking office immediately shifted dramatically to the right. Andres Arauz, a former member of Correa’s economic team whom I interviewed for Counterpunch in May, provides an Read more…

Robert Hunziker: Tropical Trump Declares War on Amazonia

Ever since 2016, the outlook for the health of the planet grows worse with every far right election victory

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Glenn Greenwald: Brazil’s Elections a Stark Contrast to Chaos in U.S.

If Brazil can hold basically efficient, seamless, fast, vibrantly participatory, and smooth national elections on a massive scale, as it did twice last month, then so, obviously, could the U.S.

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Jonathan Cook: With Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Israel finds another natural partner on the far-right

Bolsonaro has told Israel that it can count on Brazil’s vote at the United Nations, and has threatened to close the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia

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Federico Fuentes: Brazil: left ‘more united than ever’

Interview on the victory of fascist candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential elections, and what it means for the coming period

Michael Fox: “We Will Fight”

Brazilians Pledge to Resist Fascist President-Elect Bolsonaro

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