Blood On Their Hands: The Human Cost of Foreign Support for Bolsonaro

Brasil Wire At the time of publication, June 23, 2020, Brazil has just passed the grim marker of 50 thousand confirmed Covid-19 deaths. Estimates generated from the Notary Public system’s obituary reports suggest that real mortality figures are closer to 85,000, and a nationwide study in which a representative sample of 25,000 people in 90…

As it Hits One Million Covid-19 Cases, Brazil Needs Our Solidarity

Claudia Webbe MP As of June 20 it was reported that Brazil had seen 49,090 deaths from Covid-19, with 1,038,568 cases. This horrific number means Brazil now has the second highest death toll and the second highest number of cases in the world from COVID-19 behind the USA. Brazil has some 210 million inhabitants making…

To Defend Life, People of the “Sacred Grounds” Release Anti-Bolsonaro Manifesto

Marina Duarte de Souza Members of “sacred ground” communities believe that ousting Bolsonaro and Mourão is the only path towards a society without racism – Amanda Oliveira/GOVBA With the backdrop of the heavy drums that sound off the call to Xangô, the deity representing justice in Afro-Brazilian religions, leadership of the peoples of the “terreiro” –…

Vale’s Mining Activities Help Spread Covid-19 in Brazil’s Countryside

Erick GimenesThe little town of Canaã dos Carajás has more confirmed cases than some state capitals like Curitiba, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Florianópolis and Goiânia, for example – Agência Vale/Divulgação Cities which house large mining projects in Brazil are also hot spots for the novel coronavirus. In them, we see high levels of contagion, little…

Azov International and the Global “Intermarium Revival”

Dave Emory The Azov flag (center) flanked by NATO (left) and Nazi  (right) flags In numerous programs, we have noted international networking between the Ukrainian Nazi Azov Battalion and elements around the world: Azov is part of the “Intermarium Revival” that is seen as using Nazification of the Ukraine “pivot point” as a springboard for…

“I Can’t Breathe”

Frei Betto Aerial view of coffins being buried at an area where new graves have been dug at the Parque Taruma cemetery, during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, on April 21, 2020. – Graves are being dug at a new area of the cemetery for suspected and confirmed victims of the…

Interview with the Former President of Bolivia: “The Brazilian Ambassador Participated in the Coup Against My Government”

Felipe Yapur After Página12 published the series of flights made by the Bolivian presidential plane to Brazil, the former president confirmed that there is evidence of the Bolsonaro government’s participation in Jeanine Áñez’s dictatorship. Former President Evo Morales is forceful in stating that the Brazilian embassy participated in the coup d’état that removed him from…

Brazilian General Steps in to “Hide the Bodies”

Brian Mier The Brazilian military dictatorship might not have been very good at building dams or highways, but it was excellent at hiding bodies. Is this why Bolsonaro appointed an army general with no medical experience as Minister of Health in the middle of its worst pandemic in a generation? In 2005 I worked at…

Anti-Fascist and Anti-Racist Demonstrations Take Over the Streets of Brazil

This week on What’s Happening in Brazil, we report on the Anti-fascist and Anti-racist demonstrations that took over the Social Media, as well as the streets of Brazil. The Pro-democracy protests were severely repressed by the police. The episode also reports on the Popular Agrarian Reform proposal launched by the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST…

Bolsonaro’s Private Parallel Spy Agency

Nathalia Urban A recently deceased ally of Jair Bolsonaro had exposed his plan to operate a “parallel intelligence agency” in a live television interview. Details of how the network operates, and its targets, have now come to light. On March 2, 2020, the former leader of the PSL, Gustavo Bebianno participated in the Brazilian journalism…