Jair Bolsonaro

Bullets, beef and bible caucuses: supporters of Bolsonaro’s crimes against the Amazon

According to Austrian NGO All Rise, “a crime against nature is a crime against humanity” and, for this reason, it denounced Jair Bolsonaro to the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Tuesday, October 12. This adds to the complaint…

Brazil: the impacts of wildcat mining for women

Indigenous peoples live in distress, anguish, and fear due to the illegal activity and the risk of mercury contamination By Martha Raquel Illicit mining activity has daily impacts on indigenous peoples in Brazil. Invasions ushered by wildcat mining meddle and…

Brazil: Are Jair Bolsonaro’s days numbered?

As COVID-19 rages, the Brazilian president is increasingly isolated. Parts of the military and business leaders have distanced themselves. There is even speculation he could be impeached. Every day, at 3 a.m. (01:00 UTC) in the morning, the German-Brazilian artist…

Bolsonaro May Well Emerge Unscathed from Brazil’s Disaster

Viewpoint by Robert Muggah* It was once fashionable to describe Brazil as the country of the future. What a difference half a decade makes. In recent years, a democratically elected president was stripped of power and ultimately replaced by an…

Why Neoliberal Leaders Who Failed to Protect Their Countries From COVID-19 Must Be Investigated

Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad deem the inaction of neoliberal and far-right governments to contain the pandemic and thus save tens of thousands of lives, as criminal Noam Chomsky, Vijay Prashad Warnings that the oxygen supply was running out in…

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Trending rights tweets this week: Srebrenica 25 years on; new ICE regulations are devastating for some international students in the US; disastrous new terrorism law in the Philippines; and HRW invites you to an inspiring evening filled with special guests, performances,…

Protests against Bolsonaro end up in repression and confrontation with far-right

Brasil de Fato First uprising since the beginning of the pandemic was put together by Brazil’s soccer fan organizations For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, anti-fascist groups linked to organized soccer fans in Brazil took to…

Bolsonaro sacks Health Minister amid the pandemic

Relationship between the two soured during the coronavirus crisis; another physician is set to take over Brasil de Fato Brazilian Health Minister, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, was fired by president Jair Bolsonaro this Thursday (16th) afternoon. The removal was confirmed by…

Triumph of the Right is Changing the World Order

By Katharina Hofmann De Moura SAO PAULO, Brazil, Aug 29 2019 (IPS) – The crisis of regional and multilateral institutions goes hand in hand with the international rise of right-wing populism. In the US, the UK, Russia, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Turkey,…

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,…