Category: Coups

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Walden Bello: How Middle-Class Chileans Contributed to the Overthrow of Salvador Allende

American intervention was one factor leading to the Chilean coup—but unrest on the part of middle-class Chileans was another

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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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Joao Pedro Stedile: Out With Temer!

From a juridical standpoint, the farce was obvious when the Senators had no courage to annul Dilma’s political rights, which implied that she hadn’t committed any type of crime

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Richard Falk: The Uses and Abuses of Uncertainty: The Case of Turkey

This unfolding future should gradually tell us which mix of certainties and uncertainties will govern the Turkish internal and international future

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Joao Pedro Stedile: Out With Temer — Better Late Than Never

The program that is being taken up by the government, which is attacking the people’s rights, was not chosen by the polls. That’s why OUT WITH TEMER is essential to recompose Brazil’s democratic process

Jean Wyllys: Brazil, Pandora’s Box is about to open

The upcoming local elections in Brazil are an opportunity to restore democracy and overcome the political crisis

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Conn Hallinan: Turkey’s Coup: Winners & Losers

The obvious winner is Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogen and his campaign to transform Turkey from a parliamentary democracy to a powerful, centralized executive with himself in charge

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Mark Weisbrot: Brazil’s political and economic crisis threatens its democracy

Rousseff would probably never have been vulnerable to this attack if not for the economy being immersed in its worst recession in more than 25 years

Stansfield Smith: Behind the Bolivia Miner Cooperatives Protests and the killing of the Bolivian Vice-Minister

Venezuelan President Maduro has pointed out that the Dilma coup, the killing of the Bolivian minister, are part of an imperialist attack on the progressive governments of Latin America

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Pepe Escobar: Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff, a woman of honor, confronts Senate of scoundrels

Non-stop back room deals are in progress as we speak. The only certainty ahead is the assassination of democratic and constitutional rights and the smashing of social programs

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