Archiv: Brazil


19.01.2020 - 00:37 [ teleSUR ]

Brazil’s Peoples: Bolsonaro Means Genocide, Ethnocide, Ecocide

After a four-day meeting carried out in Piaracu village, at the Mato Grosso state, in Brazil, over 600 Indigenous leaders Friday issued a manifesto denouncing the „genocide, ethnocide, and ecocide“ planned by the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

17.01.2020 - 22:20 [ teleSUR ]

Brazil: Bolsonaro Leads 2019 Record for Attacks on the Press

The latest example of the Brazilian presidency’s style occurred on Friday when citizens criticized the Culture Minister Roberto Alvim, who had previously published a video with clear Nazi connotations.

12.01.2020 - 02:22 [ Radio France Internationale ]

Brazil’s govt to propose oil exploration on indigenous land: media

However, many indigenous leaders have been vocal in their opposition to the government’s plans. Prominent tribal chiefs, including Raoni Metuktire, have toured Europe to defend their territories from deforestation and development.

27.12.2019 - 14:41 [ teleSUR ]

Lula To Fight Neoliberalism to Restore Democracy in Brazil

„The days I was detained in the Federal Police (of Curitiba) strengthened me politically and today I have a greater will to fight until the restoration of democracy in Brazil,“ he said.

In addition, he stressed that democracy is a very serious issue and lamented that Brazil, which was previously a country where tolerance and love existed, now finds that hatred has been established in some sectors, promoted by those who seek to destroy the achievements made for most people in need. „The situation in Brazil is delicate … the people are suffering, they are losing their rights,“ Lula said.

18.11.2019 - 21:14 [ María / Twitter ]

Thousands of people are out now in São Paulo, in solidarity with Bolivian people.The death toll in nearly a month of demonstrations in Bolivia has reached 23, according to most recent report by Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

📹: Elineudo Meira

17.11.2019 - 13:24 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire – with foreign support

(11.11.2019)

Bolivian coup leader Luis Fernando Camacho is a far-right multi-millionaire who arose from fascist movements in the Santa Cruz region, where the US has encouraged separatism. He has courted support from Colombia, Brazil, and the Venezuelan opposition.

By Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton

17.11.2019 - 02:21 [ MercoPress ]

Germany and Brazil renew nuclear cooperation agreement; third nuclear plant to be built by 2026

Moreover, added Kotting-Uhl, with the election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil now has a leader with a long-term plan to develop nuclear weapons. “He wants to complete the fuel cycle, that means the risk of Brazil producing weapons-grade material is very high,” she said.

04.11.2019 - 18:42 [ MercoPress ]

Outrage in Brazil at the killing of an indigenous “guardian of the forest”

“Violence and death threats against the guardians have been happening for years,” Sarah Shenker, a researcher with Survival International who knew Paulo Paulino, said

“There is a lot of impunity. The authorities are unwilling to protect the indigenous lands,” Shenker charged.

“Their racist words and genocidal, anti-indigenous proposals give a kind of green light.”

Greenpeace said the two men were “the most recent victims of a state that refuses to comply with what the constitution determines.”

03.11.2019 - 02:01 [ Trend.az ]

IIlegal loggers kill Amazon indigenous warrior who guarded forest, wound another

Paulino Guajajara, who was in his twenties and leaves behind one son, told Reuters in an interview here on the reservation in September that protecting the forest from intruders had become a dangerous task, but his people could not give in to fear.

30.10.2019 - 18:13 [ Reuters ]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro threatens to cancel license of network linking his name to murder case

Investigators have still not answered the question of who paid for the assassination. In September, Brazil’s top prosecutor charged five people including police officers and a former state lawmaker with sabotaging the investigation.

05.10.2019 - 23:44 [ MercoPress ]

Brazilian soy farmers concerned with new Bayer biotech herbicide, Dicamba

Brazilian farmers are wary of the imminent introduction of a new genetically modified soy seed technology because of the risks associated with dicamba, a herbicide the biotech product is designed to tolerate. Widely used in the United States, dicamba has been described as a volatile product that drifts off easily and may compromise non-tolerant soybeans.

20.08.2019 - 18:22 [ Haaretz ]

Mysterious Israeli Businessman Behind Mega-deal to Supply Spy Planes to UAE

The fact that there are no diplomatic ties between Israel and the UAE and other Persian Gulf countries has not prevented the shared interests of the countries in the region to forge an extensive unofficial relationship, including in business, military and political spheres. In the case of Israel and the Gulf states, one main shared interest is their mutual enemy: Iran.

20.08.2019 - 18:18 [ Middle East Monitor ]

Israel businessman behind UAE spy plane deal

However, as Haaretz points out, “it is interesting to discover that Israel’s name is totally absent from the hundreds of thousands of words describing the transaction in detail. The only mention of the country is in one document originating in Switzerland that describes the structure of AGT. It mentions in German that Kochavi is an Israeli citizen.”

The Israeli daily also notes that this deal is not Kochavi’s first project on behalf of the UAE, pointing to the installation of thousands of cameras, sensors and license-plate readers in Abu Dhabi in a bid to turn the capital into a “smart city”.

09.08.2019 - 05:39 [ Reuters ]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro extols convicted torturer as a ’national hero‘

Last week, Bolsonaro replaced four of the seven members of a commission responsible for investigating disappeared victims of the dictatorship’s “dirty war” against left-wing militants. In their place he appointed military officers and members of right-wing parties.

Asked why, he replied to reporters: “There is a new president; now it is Jair Bolsonaro. Full stop.”

03.08.2019 - 02:27 [ teleSUR ]

‚Bolsonaro is Responsible for the Amazon‘ UN Rapporteur Says

„In practice, every time Bolsonaro fosters economic exploitation of indigenous lands through his speeches, he grants a free pass to economic and political interests wishing to exploit them,“ Tauli-Corpuz said. „Bolsonaro is directly responsible because the government has the responsibility of protecting its citizens‘ lives. And Brazil has signed all international human rights conventions.“

09.07.2019 - 05:16 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

The explicit threats to basic democratic values and core liberties – including a free press – posed by the ascension to power of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil are now being fully realized in response to our reporting. I’ll be on @democracynow tomorrow at 8 am EST to discuss this.

20.06.2019 - 02:19 [ Reuters ]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro hands indigenous land decisions back to farm sector

Right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro issued a new decree on Wednesday putting decisions on indigenous land claims in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture, four weeks after Congress rebuffed him on the move that is sought by Brazil’s farm lobby.

15.06.2019 - 21:27 [ teleSUR ]

Brazil: Police Repress Rallies Against Pension Reform

In Rio de Janeiro, members of the Military Police (MP) monitored the estimated 100,000 demonstrators who took over the city’s main avenues, rejecting President Jair Bolsonaro’s proposal to privative the national pension program. As citizens protested late into the night, the MP dispersed workers and students by launching tear gas and shooting rubber bullets at them. A Brasil de Fato journalist reporting from the scene says she was trapped inside a car and felt the effects of the tear gas, suffering from burning eyes and throat.

15.06.2019 - 18:11 [ Intercept ]

WATCH: Glenn Greenwald Explains the Political Earthquake in Brazil Caused by Our Ongoing Exposés

The archive we received from our source is vast, and contains many more explosive stories yet to be reported. Just last night, we published another story exposing even more serious improprieties by Judge Moro, widely regarded as the anchor of legitimacy for the Bolsonaro government, that has led for more calls for him to resign. Because of the importance but also complexity of these issues for those outside of Brazil, we created a video explaining what this archive is about, what these revelations mean, and why the consequences of our reporting are so significant not only for Brazil but for the entire democratic world.

15.06.2019 - 17:53 [ Mercopress.com ]

Thousands of public workers join the first general strike against Brazil’s Bolsonaro reforms

Protests have been held across Brazil as thousands of public workers take part in a general strike against a government proposal to reform pensions. The strike, the first since far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January, has affected public transport, schools and banks.

Police used stun grenades on protesters in Rio de Janeiro. In several cities, roads were blocked with burning tyres. Mr Bolsonaro says the controversial reform will restore public finances.

15.06.2019 - 08:49 [ telesur ]

Brazil: Bolsonaro’s Lawmaker Threatens Intercept Journalist

Greenwald’s tweet was in response to threats of deportation by Brazilian far-right politician, Carlos Jordy. Last Sunday, Greenwald and a team of investigative journalists published an exposé in The Intercept outlining major judicial irregularities in the alleged corruption case against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva that lead to his imprisonment since April 2018.

13.06.2019 - 07:43 [ Folha.uol.com.br ]

Bolsonaro Government Approaches Moro Revelations with Caution

Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) has yet to publicly react to the Sergio Moro and Deltan Dallagnol leaks, preferring to understand the full case before he acts.

Although the president’s allies have defended the Justice Minister, his aides have recommended that he wait for more revelations from the talks between the Moro, the former Lava Jato judge, and the operation’s task force members.

13.06.2019 - 06:52 [ teleSUR English / Twitter ]

A lawmaker from Brazil’s Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) and LGBT activist, David Miranda, got threats after his partner, #GlennGreenwald, published information on the political persecution against Lula da Silva. #VazaJato #FreeLula

13.06.2019 - 06:35 [ MercoPress.com ]

Lava Jato leaks: Calls for Minister Moro to resign

Moro will appear before the Senate judiciary committee next week to explain the leaked messages, which were published on Sunday by The Intercept news website.

The report said the messages raised serious questions about Moro’s ethics as the judge who imprisoned former president Lula da Silva on corruption charges in 2017.

13.06.2019 - 06:22 [ telesur ]

New Leak Shows Top Brazilian Judge Colluded With Car Wash Prosecutors

A new leaked conversation between chief prosecutor of the Car Wash (Lava Jato) task force, Deltan Dallagnol and current Supreme Justice Minister, Sergio Moro, allegedly show that Supreme Federal Court (STF) judge Luiz Fux was also part of the scheme against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

The leak was made by The Intercept Brazil’s executive editor, Leandro Demori, during an interview on Wednesday. The messages show that Dallagnol took on at least once the role of interlocutor between Moro and Fux, while the federal judge was acting in tune with the two.

13.06.2019 - 06:00 [ France24.com ]

Brazil’s top court to review Lula case as leaks cast doubt on judge’s integrity

(11.06.2019)

Brazil’s Supreme Court said Monday it would re-examine an appeal by jailed former president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva in the wake of allegations that a prominent judge collaborated with prosecutors to convict the popular former leftist politician.

13.06.2019 - 05:35 [ Intercept ]

Exclusive: Leaked Chats Between Brazilian Judge and Prosecutor Who Imprisoned Lula Reveal Prohibited Collaboration and Doubts Over Evidence

(09.06.2019)

In the files, conversations between lead prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol and then-presiding Judge Sergio Moro reveal that Moro offered strategic advice to prosecutors and passed on tips for new avenues of investigation. With these actions, Moro grossly overstepped the ethical lines that define the role of a judge. In Brazil, as in the United States, judges are required to be impartial and neutral, and are barred from secretly collaborating with one side in a case.

Other chats in the archive raise fundamental questions about the quality of the charges that ultimately sent Lula to prison.

13.06.2019 - 05:35 [ Intercept ]

How and Why The Intercept Is Reporting on a Vast Trove of Materials About Brazil’s Operation Car Wash and Justice Minister Sergio Moro

(09.06.2019)

The Intercept’s only role in obtaining these materials was to receive them from our source, who contacted us many weeks ago (long before the recently alleged hacking of Moro’s telephone) and informed us that they had already obtained the full set of materials and was eager to provide them to journalists.

Informing the public of matters in the public interest and exposing wrongdoing was our guiding principle in doing this initial reporting on the archive, and it will continue to be our guiding principle as we report further on the large number of materials we have been provided.

13.06.2019 - 05:27 [ Intercept ]

Hidden Plot – Exclusive: Brazil’s Top Prosecutors Who Indicted Lula Schemed in Secret Messages to Prevent His Party From Winning 2018 Election

(09.06.2019)

An enormous trove of secret documents reveals that Brazil’s most powerful prosecutors, who have spent years insisting they are apolitical, instead plotted to prevent the Workers’ Party, or PT, from winning the 2018 presidential election by blocking or weakening a pre-election interview with former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva with the explicit purpose of affecting the outcome of the election.

12.06.2019 - 00:46 [ teleSUR ]

Brazil Bar Association Demands Removal of Justice Minister

Moro ruled against Lula and rendered him ineligible to run in the 2018 presidential election at a time when all polls showed that the former president was the clear frontrunner. This gave far-right Jair Bolsonaro a strong lead that resulted in his presidency win.

Bolsonaro then, according to many, “rewarded” Moro by creating an unprecedented powerful position now called the “super justice minister,” which has complete control over all the judicial branch, policing and social control in Brazilian society.

10.06.2019 - 09:26 [ teleSUR ]

Politics, Lack of Evidence Behind Lula Trial: Intercept Expose

On Sunday, Glenn Greenwald’s The Intercept Brazil published an extensive and hard-hitting expose on the alleged political motivations behind Operation Car Wash (Lava Jato) task force against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the Worker’s Party (PT), as well as the unethical involvement of current Minister of Justice, Sergio Moro.

19.05.2019 - 21:38 [ teleSUR ]

Brazil’s military police killed 434 in 2019 in Rio de Janeiro

This became the most violent 90 days period in recorded history. The data did not include killings by the Rio de Janeiro Civil Police. The killing spree by the military police comes less than six months into the presidency of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Last year, during the same period, 386 deaths were reported.

16.05.2019 - 01:46 [ Reuters ]

Brazil education cuts spur biggest protests yet against Bolsonaro government

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in cities across Brazil on Wednesday to rally against education spending freezes in the biggest demonstrations to date against the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, who called marchers “useful idiots and imbeciles.”

14.05.2019 - 05:40 [ Reuters ]

Brazil investigators get access to banking records of president’s son in graft probe

A Brazilian court will allow investigators to examine the banking records of President Jair Bolsonaro’s senator son and his former driver in a money-laundering investigation, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Monday.

08.05.2019 - 00:18 [ Haaretz ]

Two Israelis Arrested in Global Dark Web Investigation

The suspects, in their mid-30s, were arrested during a joint investigation with the FBI and Israel’s cyber crime unit. Further arrests were made in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Brazil.

04.05.2019 - 14:30 [ theGuardian.com ]

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro abruptly cancels US visit after protests

The cancellation, announced suddenly on Friday, came after the original venue ditched the event, the mayor of New York City attacked his presence and major corporate sponsors pulled out. Bolsonaro’s spokesman blamed ideological attacks from interest groups and Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York.

01.05.2019 - 10:23 [ venezuelanalysis.com ]

Venezuelan Military Putsch Defeated as Leopoldo Lopez Takes Refuge in Spanish Embassy

Brazilian authorities also confirmed at the time that 25 soldiers who had taken part in the failed insurrection had taken refuge in the Brazilian embassy in Caracas.

30.04.2019 - 02:33 [ Reuters ]

Breaking from tradition, indigenous women lead fight for land rights in Brazil

Brazil’s indigenous women have been overturning tradition to step into the spotlight and lead an international push to defend their tribal land rights, which are up against the greatest threat they have faced in years under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro.

24.04.2019 - 04:43 [ teleSUR ]

Top Judges Panel Reduces Lula’s Sentence to 8 Years

A Brazil special court of supreme judges ruled Tuesday to reduce the sentence of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, from 12 years and 10 months to eight years and 10 months, which would potentially allow his defense to file for moving him to house arrest.

18.04.2019 - 13:40 [ teleSUR ]

French MEP Asks EU Council for Position on Lula’s Situation

Emmanuel Maurel seeks to break the European Parliament’s silence on the persecution against former President Lula Da Silva.

The French Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Emmanuel Maurel asked the Council of the European Union for a written position on the political and judicial persecution which led Lula Da Silva to prison.

17.04.2019 - 21:37 [ New York Times ]

Alan García, Ex-President of Peru, Is Dead After Shooting Himself During Arrest

When the authorities arrived at the home of the former president, Alan García, with an arrest warrant, he locked himself into his bedroom, shot himself and was rushed to a hospital, his personal secretary told reporters.

The charges relate to Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction giant, which last year admitted to $800 million in payoffs in exchange for lucrative contracts for projects including roads, dams and bridges.

17.04.2019 - 21:21 [ Sky News ]

Peru’s ex-president dies after shooting himself before arrest

Peru’s former president has died after shooting himself in the head to avoid arrest over corruption allegations, said officials.

The current leader of the South American country, Martin Vizcarra, confirmed that Alan Garcia had died, saying he was „dismayed“.

16.04.2019 - 02:36 [ artnet News ]

The American Museum of Natural History Will No Longer Host a Gala Honoring Brazil’s Far-Right President Jair Bolsonaro

The letter, which went live last Friday, has 590 signatories so far, many of whom identify as museum employees, students, university scientists, patrons, and anonymous museum goers..

New York mayor Bill de Blasio has also weighed in, saying Bolsonaro is a “very dangerous human being” and that he would “certainly urge the museum not to allow him to be hosted there.”

16.04.2019 - 02:24 [ Reuters ]

U.S. natural history museum will not host event honoring Brazil president

The museum had expressed concern over the event last week, saying it had been booked before the decision was made to honor Bolsonaro.

“With mutual respect for the work & goals of our individual organizations, we jointly agreed that the Museum is not the optimal location for the Brazilian-Am. Chamber of Commerce gala dinner,” the museum said on its official Twitter account.

14.04.2019 - 01:37 [ Gothamist.com ]

Brazil’s Far-Right President Jair Bolsonaro To Be Honored At American Museum of Natural History Gala

Each year, leaders of the international business and finance community gather in the American Museum of Natural History for a black-tie gala hosted by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. In the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, under the blue whale, the attendees honor two „persons of the year“ — one Brazilian, one American — seen as best advancing the economic relationship between the two countries.

14.04.2019 - 01:28 [ Haaretz ]

Hitler in Brasilia: The U.S. Evangelicals and Nazi Political Theory Behind Brazil’s President-in-waiting

(28.10.2018)

Mix up fascist geopolitics, Pat Robertson’s LGBT hate, Bannon’s nationalism and Putin’s shills and you get Jair Bolsonaro, who’s nostalgic for the U.S.-backed dictatorship that tortured and killed thousands of leftists – and he’s about to come to power

14.04.2019 - 01:23 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli President, Yad Vashem Rebuke Bolsonaro for Saying Holocaust Crimes Can Be Forgiven

The controversial Brazilian far-right leader made the comments Thursday night at a meeting with evangelical pastors in Rio de Janeiro. He was applauded by those who attended.

„We can forgive, but we cannot forget. That quote is mine. Those that forget their past are sentenced not to have a future,“ Bolsonaro said, adding that actions are needed for the Holocaust not to be repeated.

06.04.2019 - 01:48 [ teleSUR ]

Brazil: Over 200 Lawmakers Form Bloc to Defend Indigenous Rights Threatened by Bolsonaro

A total of 219 lawmakers and 29 senators launched a new campaign on Thursday as part of Brazil’s Joint Parliamentary Front in Defense of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a progressive initiative aimed at opposing the Parliamentary Farmers‘ Front, the „ruralist group“ which is linked to local agribusinesses.

02.04.2019 - 09:53 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Brazil gives tacit nod to Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem- analysis

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gave a tacit nod in the direction of Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem – including in the Old City – when he visited the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s most holy sites, together with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

02.04.2019 - 09:38 [ Orinocotribune.com ]

Brazil Asks Russia to Leave Venezuela if it Plans to Back Maduro

(31.3.2019)

The foreign minister of Brazil, Ernesto Araújo, says that the Russian military must leave Venezuela, if its purpose is to maintain Nicolás Maduro in the government.

In a telephone interview with the British news agency Reuters , Araújo has said he expects Russia to recognize that supporting Maduro will only deepen the collapse of Venezuela’s economy and society, and that the only way out of the crisis is to hold elections under an interim government, led by the opposition Juan Guaidó.

02.04.2019 - 09:38 [ theGuardian.com ]

Brazil: Rightwing Venezuelan exiles hope Bolsonaro will help rid them of Maduro

(14.12.2018)

Phil Gunson, a Caracas-based Crisis Group analyst, said that despite Bolsonaro’s hard-line rhetoric he was “obviously not going to invade unilaterally”.

But it was possible the future leader of Latin America’s biggest democracy might provide diplomatic cover to some kind of US action.

31.03.2019 - 21:06 [ teleSUR ]

Brazilians March Against Bolsonaro’s ‚Commemoration‘ of Military Coup

Several social organizations of Brazil were organizing Sunday various marches in the main cities of the country in opposition to President Jair Bolsonaro’s order to commemorate the military dictatorship (1964-1985) which came to power through a coup on March 31, 1964 against democratically elected President João Goulart.

20.03.2019 - 22:50 [ Reuters ]

Popularity of Bolsonaro government plummets in Brazil: Ibope poll

The government of Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has seen its popularity plummet since he took office in January, with just a third of those asked approving of its performance, according to a poll published on Wednesday… Those surveyed who said they trusted Bolsonaro in the role dropped 13 percentage points from January to 49 percent. Those who say they have no trust in him jumped 13 points to 44 percent.

24.02.2019 - 08:23 [ teleSUR ]

Colombian Red Cross Condemns Unauthorized Use of Its Symbol

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has stated on its certified Twitter account that they have noticed „some people not affiliated with Red Cross Colombia and Red Cross Venezuela wearing Red Cross emblems at Colombia-Venezuela and Brazil-Venezuela border.“

The international organization has urged these people “ to stop doing this. They might mean well but they risk jeopardizing our neutrality, impartiality & independence.“

12.02.2019 - 18:39 [ teleSUR ]

Brazil: Prior Reports Warned of Possible Vale Dam Collapse

The audit by Germany-based TÜV SÜD, which was seen by Reuters, said the dam adhered to the minimum legal requirements for stability but it raised a number of concerns, particularly about the dam’s drainage and monitoring systems.

The auditor made 17 recommendations to improve the Brumadinho dam’s safety, primarily suggesting the company address various areas eroded away by static liquefaction.

12.02.2019 - 16:02 [ Glenn Greenwald / Intercept ]

In Jair Bolsonaro’s New Brazil, Far-Right Evangelical Billionaire Edir Macedo’s Media Empire Is Being Exploited to Investigate Journalists — Including The Intercept

(20.10.2018) The highly likely ascension to power of far-right extremist Jair Bolsonaro is already unleashing a climate in which journalists who are critical of him and his movement – including several writing for the Intercept – are being subjected to an aggressive campaign of personal investigation, attempted intimidation, and thuggish scrutiny of family members.

These attacks are being orchestrated by the media outlets owned by a far-right, scandal-plagued, evangelical pastor-billionaire, Edir Macedo (universally known as The Bishop and founder of the sprawling Universal Church of the Kingdom of God), who is now an explicit supporter of Bolsonaro.

12.02.2019 - 15:58 [ Forbes.com ]

#1638 Edir Macedo & family

Edir Macedo, founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, is among the richest religious leaders in the world and a Brazilian media mogul to boot. Raised a Catholic, he converted to evangelical Christianity in the early 1970s. In 1977 he founded his own sect in Rio de Janeiro, which follows „prosperity theology,“ asserting that faith and commitment to a church are rewarded with wealth. In July of 2013 he also became a banker after acquiring a 49% stake in privately-held bank Banco Renner, which boasts among the highest interest rates in Brazil.

09.02.2019 - 10:51 [ WSWS.org ]

Brazil’s Workers Party praises imperialist officials and Brazilian military involved in Venezuela regime change operation

The European tour of the Brazilian Workers Party’s (PT) 2018 presidential candidate, Fernando Haddad, meeting with and praising imperialist officials at the forefront of the regime-change operation in Venezuela, is yet another exposure of the party’s bogus claims to represent an “anti-fascist” opposition, both in Brazil and abroad.

Haddad was in Portugal and Spain in the third week of January in order to promote the formation of a so-called Progressive International, announced in late 2018 by US Senator Bernie Sanders and former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

09.02.2019 - 10:43 [ Businessinsider.de ]

As tensions in Venezuela heighten, Marco Rubio says US should ‚go big‘ on its relationship with Brazil’s new right-wing president

(29.1.2019) Brazil, Rubio argued, can be a „force multiplier“ in addressing the crisis in Venezuela.
Rubio suggested that the US should support Brazil’s ascension to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and its space capabilities.
The US, Rubio said, should capitalize on Brazil’s new right-wing government, saying previous leftist governments in the country „undermined“ its economic and political stability.

09.02.2019 - 10:33 [ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil / Twitter ]

Minister Ernesto Araújo talks to OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro about the situation in Venezuela at the organization’s headquarters in Washington. @ernestofaraujo @Almagro_OEA2015 @OEA_oficial @Brasil_OEA @jguaido

(6.2.2019)

02.02.2019 - 02:53 [ Punch Nigeria ]

Brazil judge reopens probe into scandal tied to president’s son

A supreme court judge in Brazil on Friday overturned an injunction requested by President Jair Bolsonaro’s senator son that had frozen a probe into a suspicious payments scandal involving a former close aide.

The development dealt a blow both to the son, Flavio Bolsonaro and to the president, who has unsuccessfully been trying to distance himself from the growing scandal, which now also implicates his wife.

28.01.2019 - 16:54 [ Washington Post ]

The divide on Venezuela: Who’s supporting Maduro and who’s following the U.S. lead in recognizing Guaidó

The 35-year-old Maduro rival Guaidó was largely unknown outside Venezuela until the beginning of this year, but he is now backed by the United States, Israel, Canada, and a number of South American countries, including Brazil, Argentina and Peru, as other governments are considering whether to throw their support behind the Venezuelan opposition, as well.

But Maduro isn’t yet as isolated as the United States would like him to be. The government’s key backers, Russia and China, continue to support him.

Here’s an overview over who is on which side, and why.

24.01.2019 - 01:20 [ teleSUR ]

Bolsonaro’s Son Linked to Suspect of Marielle Franco’s Murder

Marielle Franco, an Afro-Brazilian member of the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) and a feminist councilwoman who was critical of police violence and the right-wing government, was assassinated in Rio de Janeiro along with her driver Anderson Gomes the night of Mar. 14, two weeks after she was named a rapporteur in a special com

19.01.2019 - 03:32 [ Reuters ]

Brazil probe finds suspect deposits in Bolsonaro son’s account: report

The report on the National Journal, Brazil’s main nightly news program, said that the Council for Financial Activities Control (COAF) had identified 48 deposits made into the account of former Rio de Janeiro state lawmaker and Senator-elect Flavio Bolsonaro, the son of President Jair Bolsonaro.

15.01.2019 - 01:21 [ teleSUR ]

Duque: Colombia Will Create Prosur To Replace Unasur

Right-wing Colombian President Ivan Duque announced on Monday that he and several South American leaders, including billionaire Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, are in talks to develop a diplomatic group, Prosur, to counter Unasur (Union South American Nations) begun by former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

14.01.2019 - 04:29 [ Oilprice ]

Hydropower Has Higher Environmental Cost Than Believed: Study

What’s more, dams don’t last forever. They need to be retired and dismantled and this bears a high financial cost, too. „The cost of removing a dam once its useful life is over is extremely high, and should be taken into account when computing the total cost of a new hydro development,“ Moran notes. „If the cost of removal had to be included, many dams wouldn’t be built. It would be far more expensive to produce a kilowatt-hour of electricity via a hydro complex with a useful life of 30 to 50 years, like those under construction in Brazil.“

09.01.2019 - 18:00 [ Trend.az ]

Israel Aerospace Industries, Brazil’s Santos lab collaborate on agriculture drones

IAI, Israel’s leading aviation manufacturer, will provide its fully-automated BirdEye 650D UAV systems and analyze collected data. Santos Lab will operate the UAVs, equipped with a hyper-spectral wide-coverage imager especially developed to pursue the precision agriculture market.

08.01.2019 - 21:07 [ teleSUR ]

Brazil: Environment Agency Head Resigns After Bolsonaro’s Trump-like Tweetstorm Attack

Suely Araujo, the head of Brazil’s environmental protection agency the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) resigned Monday after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro criticized the amount of money it spends to rent vehicles, his latest attack on the agency.

05.01.2019 - 09:16 [ Axios.com ]

Bolton to praise Bolsonaro, declare „Troika of Tyranny“ in Latin America speech

National Security Adviser John Bolton will declare the election of right-wing firebrand Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil as a „positive sign“ for Latin America while denouncing Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua as a „Troika of Tyranny,“ according to excerpts seen by Axios of a speech he will give at 1 p.m. ET in Miami.

05.01.2019 - 09:08 [ Herald.co.zw ]

US, Brazil’s new govt target Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed supporting a return to democracy in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua with Brazil’s new right-wing government on Wednesday, in a joint effort against what he called authoritarian regimes in Latin America.

Pompeo and Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo considered deepening cooperation in the region at a meeting in Brasilia following Tuesday’s inauguration of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

05.01.2019 - 09:04 [ Time.com ]

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro Considers Opening U.S. Military Base to Counter Russian Influence

In the interview to the SBT network Thursday night, Bolsonaro said he is worried about Russia’s closeness with Venezuela. In December, the two countries held a joint training mission in Venezuela that was criticized by U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“My approximation with the United States is economic, but it could also be warlike,” said Bolsonaro, adding the base would be “symbolic” since American military power can reach any part of the globe.

05.01.2019 - 09:02 [ Mintpressnews.com ]

Pompeo Tours Latin America with an Eye on Venezuela Regime Change

(4.1.2019) Miko Pompeo visited newly-minted right-wing governments in Latin America this week, rallying support for US regime change efforts in Venezuela.

05.01.2019 - 01:30 [ teleSUR ]

Brazil: Governor Gives Shoot-To-Kill Order Against Criminals

„We need to have our Guantánamo, we must put the terrorists in places where society is definitely free of them,“ he said… According to Witzel, „the anti-terrorism law can increase the sentence limit from 30 to 50 years, increase the fully closed, no-visit regime in detached prisons, far from civilization.“