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08.04.2019

#NeverForget Brazil mustn’t forgive the crimes of the dictatorship

#NeverForget Brazil mustn’t forgive the crimes of the dictatorship

OpenDemocracy/democraciaAbierta Brazil is currently experiencing drastic polarisation, exacerbated by the commemoration of the military coup of 1964 celebrated by the army and the far-right, and promoted by president Bolsonaro. Brazil is currently experiencing drastic polarisation, exacerbated by the commemoration of the military coup of 1964 celebrated by the army… »

06.04.2019

Ecuador President Threatens to Decide Assange’s Fate Over Scandal

Ecuador President Threatens to Decide Assange’s Fate Over Scandal

Ecuador’s president is threatening to soon decide on Julian Assange’s refuge after his government falsely accused WikiLeaks of publishing files about a scandal that threatens to bring the president down. By Elizabeth Vos Originally published on… »

04.04.2019

Brazil: You Can’t Have Democracy When You Put the Truth in Prison

Brazil: You Can’t Have Democracy When You Put the Truth in Prison

Brazil’s former president, Lula, will clock a year in prison this week. It is a bittersweet anniversary, not just for Lula, not just for Brazil, but for the idea of democracy. What did Lula do to deserve this time in prison, and indeed what… »

02.04.2019

Roger Waters says ‘the coup’ in Venezuela has failed

Roger Waters says ‘the coup’ in Venezuela has failed

The attempt by foreign powers to impose regime change in Venezuela has failed, ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters has said, adding that final victory over the “evil empire” was on the horizon. In a short video posted to Twitter, the famed English rock star and activist expressed disgust with those… »

25.03.2019

Trump & Bolsonaro Join Forces to Back Regime Change in Venezuela & to Attack Media as “Fake News”

Trump & Bolsonaro Join Forces to Back Regime Change in Venezuela & to Attack Media as “Fake News”

Brazil’s far-right president and former Army captain Jair Bolsonaro visited President Trump at the White House for the first time on Tuesday. During the visit, Trump announced he would designate Brazil a major non-NATO ally, opening the door for Brazil to receive more U.S. military aid. Trump also suggested Brazil… »

23.03.2019

Chilean Parliamentarian Tomas Hirsch criticises Bolsonaro visit to Chile

Chilean Parliamentarian Tomas Hirsch criticises Bolsonaro visit to Chile

Ominous presence of the Brazilian President in Chile raises prospect of Laitn American falling into the hand of far right, homophobic, misogynistic, pro guns and violent populist governments. According to The Guardian  Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s visit to Chile has been strongly denounced by left wing politicians, human rights and Nonviolence… »

21.03.2019

Venezuela’s Future Depends on China and Russia

Venezuela’s Future Depends on China and Russia

  Neither China nor Russia is willing to see the United States overthrow the government in Venezuela. Both have commercial interests in the country. Both also seek to deepen a more diversified global order, with the United States no longer seen as a viable policeman. By Vijay Prashad (1)  … »

15.03.2019

Regime Change Via Sanctions? U.S. Uses International Finance System to Strangle Venezuelan Economy

Regime Change Via Sanctions? U.S. Uses International Finance System to Strangle Venezuelan Economy

Venezuelan officials say power will be largely restored in the country today after a week-long blackout across much of the country. The cause of the blackout remains in dispute. The United States blamed it on years of neglect of the Venezuelan energy system, but Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro accused the… »

12.03.2019

Stay true to Chavismo, says Maduro as power outage continues due to cyber-attacks on Venezuela’s power grid

Stay true to Chavismo, says Maduro as power outage continues due to cyber-attacks on Venezuela’s power grid

Venezuela’s electrical systems have been targeted by another cyber-attack. In the face of this imperialist sabotage, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said: “We have overcome so many challenges, we’ll overcome this one.” Venezuelan President was addressing a huge mass gathering in capital city Caracas on Sunday. During the speech, Maduro called on the… »

09.03.2019

Brumadinho dam collapse: mining industry needs radical change to avoid future disasters

Brumadinho dam collapse: mining industry needs radical change to avoid future disasters

Breno Nunes, Aston University and Flávio Hourneaux Junior, Universidade de São Paulo for The Conversation People learn by making mistakes. The same is true for firms and society – success depends on being able to internalise lessons and behave differently in future, to avoid repeating the… »

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