Category: Brazil

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Patrick Bond: Will Washington’s new pro-Moscow, anti-Beijing gang drive a wedge through the BRICS in 2017?

Many societies’ resistance politics reflects a much broader, deeper capacity to link up than ever before: within the BRICS, the US and internationally

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Mark Weisbrot: Doubling Down on Disaster: the Degradation of Brazil

When Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was impeached in May and removed from office in August, many called it a coup. The president was not charged with anything that could legitimately be called a crime, and the leaders of the impeachment appeared, in taped conversations, to be getting rid of her in order to cut off a corruption investigation Read more…

Dom Phillips: Brazil Senate Approves Austerity Package to Freeze Social Spending for 20 Years

Lawmakers expected to reject requests to exempt education and health spending from measure UN official calls the most socially regressive in the world

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Glenn Greenwald: In Brazil, Major New Corruption Scandals Engulf the Faction that Impeached Dilma

A primary argument made by opponents of impeaching Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was that removing her would immediately empower the truly corrupt politicians in Brasília – the ones who were the driving force behind her impeachment – and they would then use that power to kill ongoing corruption investigations and shield themselves from consequences for their Read more…

Rafael R. Ioris: Occupying High School in Brazil

Facing extreme budget cuts by the illegitimate government of President Michel Temer, student activists are occupying schools in the name of public education

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: In solidarity with the Florestan Fernandes National School and MST

In light of these repeated attacks on the foundations of the democratic rule of law, we just cannot remain silent

Steve Payne: How Brazilian Bank Workers Learn to Dream Bigger

The bank workers union has developed a weekend training on how members’ workplace fights connect to a bigger picture

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Patrick Bond: BRICS fantasies and unintended revelations: The wages of sub-imperial assimilation

With men at the BRICS helm like Serra and his president Michel Temer (who is also corrupt and widely despised), so too has the bloc become damaged goods

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Federico Fuentes: Brazil: A blow from above after a collapse from below

To understand the coup, it is worth looking at the campaign waged by Brazil’s capitalist class against the Dilma government and the process of demobilisation of the PT’s support base

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Atilio Boron: Similarities Between the 1973 Coup in Chile and the Current Situation in Brazil

After 43 years after the coup d’etát in Chile, which overthrew Salvador Allende’s government, thinker Atilio Borón spoke with Brasil de Fato to analyse the connections between that moment in recent history and the current events that violate the democratic order in Latin America. According to the Argentine sociologist, the constitutional changes made by the Read more…

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