Brazil

08.05.2019

Face 2 Face with María Luisa Mendonca

Face 2 Face with María Luisa Mendonca

On this show we speak with María Luisa Mendonca, Director of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil and a visiting scholar at the City University of New York Graduate Center, about the social and political situation in Brazil after the election of President Bolsonaro in 2018. »

25.04.2019

Denialism and Lawfare by the stick in Brazil

Denialism and Lawfare by the stick in Brazil

The pro military dictatorship president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has offered his country’s genocide victims the possibility of continuing the impunity by stopping the identification of bodies found in Sao Paulo, which were being analyzed by forensic teams, after the discovery that among the remains were victims of the forced… »

19.04.2019

The 2016 coup in Brazil: the door to disaster, by Dilma Rousseff

The 2016 coup in Brazil: the door to disaster, by Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff / Brasil de Fato Three years ago today, Brazil’s lower house, chaired by a congressman who was convicted of corruption, started impeachment proceedings against me, even though there was no crime of responsibility to justify the decision. That congressional vote was one of the most disgraceful moments in… »

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… »

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… »

02.01.2019

Rightist Bolsonaro takes office in Brazil, promising populist change to angry voters

Rightist Bolsonaro takes office in Brazil, promising populist change to angry voters

Benjamin H. Bradlow, Brown University for The Conversation Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro, who took power on Jan. 1, is often called the “Trump of the Tropics” for his law-and-order rhetoric, racist and sexist remarks, pro-business stances and outsider pledges to upend politics as usual. U.S. »

06.12.2018

Palestinians and Brazilians call for joint struggle against Israel-Bolsonaro alliance

Palestinians and Brazilians call for joint struggle against Israel-Bolsonaro alliance

We republish here the latest statement by BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. While Brazil’s new president wants to follow in the footsteps of Donald Trump moving the Brazilian embassy to Jerusalem, and Rio de Janeiro’s new governor wants to buy Israeli waponized drones,… »

21.11.2018

The subtle field and political action

The subtle field and political action

Débora Nunes The results of the Brazilian elections led to relevant, in-depth analyses of the political history and the future of the country. But the question, “Why was rationality thrown to the wind exposing us to the direst consequences?” keeps dogging us without a clear answer. Analysing the influence of… »

15.11.2018

Following Bolsonaro’s statements, Cuba announces its withdrawal from the “More Doctors” program in Brazil

Following Bolsonaro’s statements, Cuba announces its withdrawal from the “More Doctors” program in Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro, president elect of Brazil, who has made direct, contemptuous and threatening comments against the presence of our doctors, has declared and reiterated that he will modify the terms and conditions of the More Doctors program , disregarding the Pan-American Health Organization Declaration from the Cuban Ministry of Public… »

06.11.2018

Bolsonaro gov’t threatens IP lands, life, environment

Bolsonaro gov’t threatens IP lands, life, environment

After Jair Bolsonaro secured the presidential seat in the Brazil elections last Sunday, global network of Indigenous Peoples (IP) organizations International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) fears that the Bolsonaro government is a ‘threat’ to the lives and rights of IP in the country following the new… »

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