Coordinator of Movement of People Affected by Dams Killed in Northern Brazil

Brasil de Fato Dilma Ferreira Silva (right) and the then president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff / Handout/MAB Movement reported that other activists were also assassinated; motive is unknown A regional coordinator of the Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB) was assassinated in northern Brazil, the movement reported Friday. Dilma Ferreira Silva, a regional coordinator…

Media Censors Bolsonaro CIA Visit With Justice Minister

Brasil Wire On March 18, on his first official visit to the United States far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited the Headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency. It was outside the President’s official agenda. None of his predecessors had visited the agency, and indeed very few foreign heads of state ever have. The scandal briefly…

Chilean Activists, Social Movements Protest Against Prosur

Chilean social and political organizations were holding demonstrations Friday against the Forum for the Latin American Progress and Development (Prosur), a meeting convened by the right-wing Latin American governments which are coordinating actions to dissolve the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and consolidate the U.S. interventionist agenda against Venezuela. The citizen rejection of Prosur…

Brazil’s New Policy Jeopardizes the Country’s Role as a Mediator in South America

Rafael Tatemoto Bolsonaro visits Trump, gives in to US interests, leaves “empty-handed” After opening up the Alcântara Space Base and dropping visa requirements for US tourists, president Jair Bolsonaro visited Donald Trump on Tuesday and promised that Brazil will support the new moves against president Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela and import a quota of US wheat without…

Brazil: Ex-president Michel Temer Arrested

Brasil de Fato Brazil’s former president Michel Temer was arrested this morning in São Paulo as part of Operation Car Wash. A Rio de Janeiro judge also issued an arrest warrant for a former Mines and Energy minister, Moreira Franco, and six more people. Michel Temer took office in 2016 after the ousting of president…

Venezuela Strongly Rejects Dangerous Statements by US and Brazilian Presidents

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela hereby strongly rejects the dangerous statements by the presidents of the United States, Donald Trump, and Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, of March 19th, 2019. It is grotesque to see two Heads of State with cardinal international responsibilities making apology for war without hesitation, in flagrant violation of the…

Bolsonaro Hands Over Alcântara Space Base to Trump, Reaffirms Submission to US

Brasil de Fato A Trump doll holds the Brazilian flag and does Jair Bolsonaro’s signature “guns up” hand gesture / Miguel Schincariol/AFP Representatives of the Brazilian government and the United States government signed on Monday an agreement that will open up the Brazilian Alcântara space base to US satellite launches. Brazil’s foreign minister, Ernesto Araújo,…

In Plain Sight: Bolsonaro, Moro and the CIA

Brasil Wire On March 18, Brazil’s extreme-right President Jair Bolsonaro made history. Outside the official agenda of his first official trip to the United States he paid a visit to CIA Headquarters, becoming the first ever Brazilian President to do so. In contrast, Bolsonaro has never visited ABIN, Brazil’s moribund equivalent of the CIA. On the agenda,…

Ghosts of Massacre in Haiti Haunt Bolsonaro Government Generals

Leonardo Fernandes Working abroad would have created a “caste” within the Brazilian Armed Forces, according to experts / Hector Retamal/AFP Generals who have been at the forefront of controversial actions by the Peace Mission in Haiti hold strategic positions in government In the early morning of July 6, 2005, troops of the UN Stabilization Mission…

Brazilian Fascism Armed the Youth

Tulio Ribeiro It is difficult to describe what is happening in Brazil now that fascism has come to power. In 72 days, it means years of decline in a country that was the fifth largest economy in the world, achieving full employment and lifting 40 million people out of poverty. We are seeing all this…

“Our Bastard”: Bolsonaro at the White House

Brasil Wire On March 19 2019, extreme-right President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro will meet President Donald Trump in Washington DC, on official invitation to the White House. Whilst Trump sidemen John Bolton, Mike Pompeio, Mark Rubio, and rehabilitated war criminal Elliot Abrams, manipulate, confect and pontificate about the situation in Venezuela, they will entertain a…

One Year Without Marielle Franco

Jaqueline Deister and Mariana Pitasse One year ago today, Brazilian councilwoman Marielle Franco and driver Anderson Gomes were murdered in cold blood in the center of Rio de Janeiro. Two days ago, the police arrested two suspects in the crime. While an important piece of this puzzle – who killed Franco and Gomes – may…