Category: Brazil

Pedro Telles: Brazil implements basic income policy following massive civil society campaign

Tens of millions of Brazilians have begun receiving basic income payments aimed at addressing the economic impact of Covid-19, following Congress’ approval of a bill prompted by a country-wide grassroots campaign that began just three weeks ago

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Andrew Fishman: Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, the World’s Most Powerful Coronavirus Denier

Bolsonaro chafed at having to share the spotlight with a subordinate who openly disagreed with his statements and had repeatedly threatened to remove the minister from his role. On Thursday, Mandetta was out

Lu Sudré e Eduardo Miranda: Water shortages and solidarity: How Brazil’s favelas are dealing with COVID-19

In the country’s poorest areas, there is lack of information and basic necessities, however, there is also solidarity

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Ben Norton: Brazil begs for Cuban doctors – after expelling them

Brazil’s far-right government requested the return of thousands of Cuban doctors to help fight the coronavirus. Months ago, President Jair Bolsonaro smeared the doctors as “terrorists” and expelled them

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Glenn Greenwald: Bolsonaro’s Son Confirmed Father’s Positive Coronavirus Test, Then Lied About It

The question of Bolsonaro’s health remains shrouded in mystery. And that mystery is now fueled by his son inadvertently starting a war with a news outlet they trained their followers to worship: Fox News

Marina Duarte de Souza e Sheila Oliveira: Women of MST occupy Ministry of Agriculture in Brasilia

The action aims to denounce the policies of the Bolsonaro government in relation to the economy, land, and agriculture

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Dilma Rousseff: Fight Like an Oil Worker

The oil worker strike represents a significant movement against authoritarianism, neofascism and the neoliberal agenda

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Ben Norton: Bloomberg surrogate was PR guru for Brazil’s Bolsonaro

Former Michael Bloomberg aide Arick Wierson, who is pushing the billionaire’s 2020 presidential campaign and attacking Bernie Sanders, helped elect far-right demagogue Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil

Jacob Blanc: The Inversion of Human Rights in Brazil

A dictatorship-era torturer is suing one of his victims in Brazil in a stark reminder of how Bolsonaro emboldens rights abusers

Tchenna Maso: Organizing the community to take on the corporation

Interview on the challenges in taking on multinational corporations — and some of the victories along the way

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