Category: Brazil

Anne Vigna: Brazil’s Parallels With Trumpism

The hard right is running the country without being elected after Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment last year. It has surprising support among the new lower-middle class

Jennifer Chisholm: A Sustainable Favela?

How favela residents in Rio are fighting back against threats of eviction by forging new identities based on ecological preservation

Mario Osava: Another Setback in Brazil

The wave of conservativism is testing its limits in Brazil, as reflected by a Labour Ministry decree that seeks to block the fight against slavery-like working conditions, which has been provisionally revoked by the justice system. The powerful “ruralist” parliamentary bloc that represents agribusiness has been chalking up victories, such as keeping Michel Temer in Read more…

Mark Weisbrot: Brazil’s Donald Trump?

The presidential hopes of politician Jair Bolsonaro arose from the collapse of Brazilian democracy

Glenn Greenwald: The Real Culprit

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

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

Patrick Bond: Falling BRICS

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

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

Glenn Greenwald: Blow to Democracy in Brazil?

Interview on a variety of topics

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