Category: Brazil

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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

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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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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

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

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

Al Gedicks: Brazilian Tailings Dam Disaster: Is Wisconsin Next?

On January 25, 2019, a 28-story high tailings dam in Brumadinho, in southeastern Brazil failed, releasing almost 3 billion gallons of sludgy mine waste

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