Secret Files Show How Brazil’s Elites Jailed Former President Lula and Cleared the Way for Bolsonaro
A political crisis is growing in Brazil after The Intercept revealed that the judge who helped jail former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case in an attempt to prevent Lula’s Workers’ Party from winning the presidency. Leaked cellphone messages among Brazilian… »
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. »
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… »
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… »
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. »
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