Brazil’s Supreme Court orders suspension of Bolsonarista road blockades / by Tanupriya Singh

Road blockades erected across Brazil by Bolsonaro supporters who seek to refute the results of the election. Photo: ARede Originally published in People’s Dispatch Supporters of outgoing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro set up over 300 road blockades on October 31. The far-right leader has isolated himself since Sunday and has remained completely silent since hisContinue reading “Brazil’s Supreme Court orders suspension of Bolsonarista road blockades / by Tanupriya Singh”

Defeated, Bolsonaro isolates himself, cancels interviews and does not respond even to close advisors / by Brasil de Fato

Caption: Ex-captain left his official residence, the Alvorada Palace, to travel to Granja do Torto—Flickr/Beto Barata This article was originally published on Brasil de Fato. “Bolsonaro doesn’t want to receive anyone,” aides say after Lula’s presidential election victory President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, who was just defeated in the elections, isolated himself after the confirmation ofContinue reading “Defeated, Bolsonaro isolates himself, cancels interviews and does not respond even to close advisors / by Brasil de Fato”

President Lula! / by People’s Dispatch

Lula at a campaign event Thousands took to the streets to celebrate as Lula, the candidate of the Workers’ Party of Brazil, defeated Jair Bolsonaro in one the most crucial elections in the country’s history Thousands took to the streets of Brazil to celebrate as Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Workers’ Party (PT)Continue reading “President Lula! / by People’s Dispatch”

In Today’s Election, the Survival of Brazil’s Democracy Is at Stake / An Interview With Vincent Bevins

Supporters of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wave flags during a campaign rally in a street in Brasília, on October 29, 2022. (Evaristo Sa / AFP via Getty Images) Originally published in Jacobin, on October 30, 2022 Today, Brazilian voters are not just choosing between Bolsonaro and Lula — the far right and the LeftContinue reading “In Today’s Election, the Survival of Brazil’s Democracy Is at Stake / An Interview With Vincent Bevins”

Colombian Intelligence Operations, with US Backing, Are Bad for Peace / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

A Venezuelan couple use the Francisco De Paula Santander Bridge to cross between Urena, Venezuela, and Cucuta, Colombia, Aug. 6, 2022. | Matias Delacroix / AP Colombia’s new president Gustavo Petro wants peace. Colombia’s military, the largest in Latin America, except for that of Brazil, stands in the way. It benefits from U.S. largesse whileContinue reading “Colombian Intelligence Operations, with US Backing, Are Bad for Peace / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

‘He’s the only way’: how Lula allies hope he will end Bolsonaro era / by Tom Phillips in São Paulo

Former Brazilian head of state Lula da Silva launches presidential candidacy after Bolsonaro’s “irresponsible” rule | credit: AFP Brazilian supporters hope to overturn far-right leader’s ‘reckless and criminal’ rule A mesmerized hush fell over the crowd as João Camarero took to the stage with his seven-string guitar and plucked the opening notes of a nationalContinue reading “‘He’s the only way’: how Lula allies hope he will end Bolsonaro era / by Tom Phillips in São Paulo”

Opinion: Former Brazilian president compares US neoliberalism with China’s people-centered development / by Carlos Martinez

Rousseff, a trained economist, gave a detailed analysis of rising tensions between the US and China, starting with Obama’s “Pivot to Asia” in 2011. She noted that, while the Trump administration was responsible for the sharpest escalation of anti-China hostility, the Biden administration has thus far failed to meaningfully improve the situation. Rousseff compared theContinue reading “Opinion: Former Brazilian president compares US neoliberalism with China’s people-centered development / by Carlos Martinez”

The military’s return to Brazilian politics / by The Tricontinental

Throughout history, the Brazilian Armed Forces have looked inwards towards their own territory and peoples. They are centered around the construction of an ‘internal enemy’ to justify its tactics, strategies, and accumulation of forces. The art for this dossier highlights emblematic ‘internal enemies’ constructed throughout history. These portraits, placed alongside other historical artifacts, rekindle aContinue reading “The military’s return to Brazilian politics / by The Tricontinental”