Category: Brazil

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Glenn Greenwald: The Real Culprit

Brazil’s latest outbreak of drug gang violence is due to the war on drugs

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Patrick Bond: Capitalist ‘deglobalization’

BRICS Xiamen summit doomed by centrifugal economics

Michael Fox: ‘Donald Trump of Brazil’

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s bombastic, homophobic, sexist, and dictatorship-defending presidential candidate is rising in the polls

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Patrick Bond: Falling BRICS

Most of the BRICS countries have witnessed sustained protests, many against corruption, environmental destruction and labor abuse

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Mark Weisbrot: Convicted of Corruption on Flimsy Evidence

Lula da Silva and his Workers’ Party are an affront to the country’s traditional elite—which is itself mired in corruption—so they want to destroy him by any means necessary

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Glenn Greenwald: Blow to Democracy in Brazil?

Interview on a variety of topics

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Joao Pedro Stedile: The Greatest Challenges Ahead

Interview about class struggle, capitalism and the need for a new political regime in Brazil

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Joao Pedro Stedile: Temer’s government is over

He hasn’t fallen yet because the bourgeoisie hasn’t found a replacement

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Glenn Greenwald: Empowering Criminality & Corruption

Removing Dilma Rousseff “was just so perverse, because what you were doing was actually strengthening and empowering corruption”

Alfredo Saad Filho: Brazil’s Rupture and the Left’s Opportunity

“Out with Temer – direct elections now!” Amid meltdown in Brazil, the left calls for democracy, while the right must find ways to deny the people a voice. The Brazilian Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) won the country’s presidential elections four times in a row; first with Luís Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-06, 2007-10), Read more…

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