Category: South America

Brian Mier: Media Blackout on Brazil’s Anti-Bolsonaro Protests

Why are New York Times and Guardian downplaying resistance to Brazil’s far-right president?

Jack Rasmus: Argentina & the Next Global Financial Crisis

Argentina today is therefore likely a harbinger of things to come, i.e. the canary in the global economy coal mine, and the victim of a ‘made in the USA’ global slowdown driven by Trump trade and US monetary policies

Trevor Timm: Brazil Supreme Court Minister Rules to Protect Press Freedom

Brazil’s Supreme Court has barred the Bolsonaro administration and Justice Minister Sergio Moro from investigating The Intercept Brasil and journalist Glenn Greenwald for its reporting on unethical and potentially illegal conduct involving Moro

Daniel Peres: Brazil’s democracy under threat

The government’s ideologues are not only trying to silence all critical thinking, they are engaged in re-writing history

Steve Early: Fearless Cities: A Guide to The Global Municipalist Movement

Anyone involved in municipal politics and related community organizing will find Fearless Cities to be a very useful guide to winning office, holding onto it, and making change in the process                              

TeleSUR English: Bolsonaro: Greenwald ‘May be Imprisoned’, Journalist Says ‘ No’

‘Contrary to Bolsonaro’s wishes, he is not (yet) a dictator. He has no power to order people arrested’

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: What now, Brazil?

The Brazilian government has slipped into the abyss of absurdity, into an absolute trivialization of abuse and aggression, into a gross violation of the most basic rules of democratic coexistence

Peter Bolton: US and Brazil: The Creeping Fascism of Both Governments

Trump sayinh he doesn’t want to be “beholden to courts,” represents a full-frontal assault on judicial independence and, by extension, the rule of law

Glenn Greenwald: Exposing Large Corruption Scandal in Brazil

Greenwald has faced death threats and a possible government investigation due to his reporting on the scandal

Glenn Greenwald: Scandal for Bolsonaro’s Justice Minister Sergio Moro Grows

On June 9, the Intercept began reporting a series of exposés about unethical and corrupt behavior by then-judge Sergio Moro, now the powerful Justice Minister for President Jair Bolsonaro, based on a massive archive of secret documents provided to us by an anonymous source. As the Guardian reported on Wednesday regarding retaliatory investigations launched by Moro’s Read more…

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