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The Empire Strikes Back

U.S. imperialism and vicious corporate exploitation have returned to Latin America, and the region’s populist governments and movements are broken or in disarray. The defeat of the Latin American left is our defeat.

Posted on Oct 2, 2016 READ MORE


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In Post-Olympics Brazil, a Political Coup Is No Game

The Brazilian Senate voted 60-21 on Wednesday to impeach Dilma Rousseff. Remarkably, most of those who voted to oust her are themselves under investigation for corruption.

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 READ MORE

Brazilian Senate Impeaches Dilma Rousseff

The Brazilian president was ousted “by the country’s corruption-tainted senate” after a trial that ends the 13-year rule of the Workers’ Party, The Guardian reports.

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 READ MORE

In Impeachment Trial, Dilma Rousseff Makes Defiant Final Plea to Salvage Brazil’s Democracy (Video)

The Brazilian president is about to be impeached by a corrupt Senate. As the country’s media attempt to make the move seem legitimate, journalist Glenn Greenwald explains why Rousseff is right that the entire proceedings are a threat to democracy.

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Naomi Klein, Oliver Stone, Noam Chomsky, Others Condemn ‘Coup’ in Brazil

“Brazil has only emerged from dictatorship some 30 years ago and these events could set back the country’s progress towards social and economic inclusion by decades.”  (Pictured, Klein and Stone.)

Posted on Aug 28, 2016 READ MORE

The Olympics Are a Colossal Waste and a Shameful Distraction

Like most global sporting events, the international games divert us from the real work of solving societal ills, channel far too many resources away from human needs and amplify nationalist fervor and existing divides.

Posted on Aug 11, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders Calls on U.S. to Stand Against Brazilian Attempt to Oust President Dilma Rousseff

“After suspending Brazil’s first female president on dubious grounds, without a mandate to govern, the new interim government abolished the ministry of women, racial equality and human rights. They immediately replaced a diverse and representative administration with a cabinet made up entirely of white men,” says a statement by the Vermont senator.

Posted on Aug 9, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdiggers of the Week: Brazilians Protesting Dissolution of the Ministry of Culture

Artists and others are fighting the interim Temer government’s move folding the cultural department into the Ministry of Education as part of an austerity plan. It is “a direct attack on this society,” one said.

Posted on May 21, 2016 READ MORE

Why April 17, 2016, Should Be Remembered as Brazil’s Day of Men

The disgraceful scenes played out in Brazil’s congress last month signaled not only a threat to democracy, but to the rights of Brazilian women.

Posted on May 16, 2016 READ MORE

Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Plotting Coup, Declares State of Emergency

“Washington is activating measures at the request of Venezuela’s fascist right, who are emboldened by the coup in Brazil,” said the nation’s president.

Posted on May 15, 2016 READ MORE

Brazil’s Interim President Takes Power With Conservative All-White, All-Male Cabinet

Brazil’s former vice president assumed the role of interim president Thursday after the country’s Senate voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff.

Posted on May 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Amid Dilma Rousseff’s Impeachment, Brazil Prepares to Roll Back Environmental Laws

Members of Brazil’s Congress are set to exploit the suspension of Dilma Rousseff’s presidency to dismantle environmental protection laws.

Posted on May 12, 2016 READ MORE

Dilma Rousseff, Former Leftist Guerrilla and Brazil’s First Female President, Is Suspended

An epic 20-hour debate in the Brazilian Senate concluded in a vote to suspend Dilma Rousseff from her presidential duties for six months as an impeachment trial is set to begin.

Posted on May 12, 2016 READ MORE

Overthrowing Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff: It’s Class War

The impending judicial, media-fueled coup against President Dilma Rousseff is the culmination of the deepest political crisis in Brazil in 50 years.

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 READ MORE

‘Information War’ Fuels Political Crisis in Brazil

With a fragile democracy in upheaval, news is primarily coming from a right-leaning media monolith and social media, which tends to reinforce rather than expose biases.

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 READ MORE

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Re-Elected, Promises to Be a Better Leader

The head of Brazil’s Workers Party, President Dilma Rousseff, won a narrow victory Sunday against the “pro-business Aécio Neves.”

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 READ MORE

Amazon Deforestation Reaching New Heights—and the Future May Be Worse

Over the past two months, the Brazilian Amazon has registered a sharp spike in deforestation.

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 READ MORE

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Brazil to Vote on ‘Urgent’ Legislation Regarding Internet Privacy

In response to Brazilian citizens’ widespread outrage over the NSA leaks, President Dilma Rousseff has given “constitutional urgency” to an amendment aimed at protecting her country’s Internet users. Some fear, however, that the new legislation could lead to a “substandard version of the Net.”

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 READ MORE

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How Is Brazil’s Spying Different From the NSA’s?

After Brazilian agents were discovered to have photographed American, Russian and other diplomats, Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardoso claimed these acts were nothing like U.S. spying.

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 READ MORE

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Brazil Could Take Extraordinary Measures for Privacy

Years from now, we might look back on NSA spying as the thing that broke the Internet.

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 READ MORE

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NSA Spied on Latin American Presidents

The National Security Agency spied on the communications of presidents of Mexico and Brazil, according to a report produced by a Brazilian news program and co-authored by Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who broke news of President Obama’s spying program at the beginning of the summer.

Posted on Sep 2, 2013 READ MORE

Unrest in Brazil

Posted on Jun 21, 2013 ENLARGE

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Brazil Erupts in Protest Over Services and Soccer Costs (Video)

A few-cent rise in public transportation prices led to protests Monday across Brazil involving more than 100,000 people angered over heavy-handed policing, poor public services and high costs for the World Cup.

Posted on Jun 18, 2013 READ MORE

Brazil’s First Female President Makes Women Top Priority

Maybe certain other countries (ahem, USA) can learn from Brazil’s example, as the Brazilian people elected their first female president on Sunday, and the significance of the event wasn’t lost on President-elect Dilma Rousseff.

Posted on Nov 1, 2010 READ MORE

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Succeeding Lula in Brazil

Barred from holding Brazil’s presidency for a third term, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has personally nominated his chief of staff, Dilma Rousseff, to run as the Working Party’s candidate for president in October. Rousseff, whom the party has officially endorsed as its candidate, will be the first woman to hold Brazil’s executive office if she wins the election.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010 READ MORE

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