The Political Earthquake in Brazil Caused by Ongoing Intercept Exposés

14 June 2019 —  Internationalist 360°

Last Sunday, the Intercept and the Intercept Brasil published a series of exposés that has created a major political earthquake in Brazil that has only grown and intensified throughout the week. In less than a week, the once-revered Justice Minister of President Bolsonaro’s government, Sergio Moro, now faces widespread calls to resign from the same large Brazilian media outlets that spent years transforming him into an untouchable icon of integrity and uncritically applauding his every move.

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Brazil: general strike highlights Bolsonaro’s weakness By Jorge Martin

15 June 2019 — In Defence of Marxism

Image: Liberdade e Luta

Millions participated in the general strike in Brazil on 14 June, with demonstrations in 380 cities across the country. The strike had been called to reject the proposed counter-reform of the pension system by the Bolsonaro government, but also reflected opposition to education cuts, which had already brought millions onto the streets on 15 and 30 May.

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Trump’s Encircling of Venezuela: A Fool’s Errand By Wayne Madsen

8 May 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Relying on the advice of neo-conservative war hawk John Bolton, pompous Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Iran-Contra scandal felon Elliott Abrams, Donald Trump has embarked on the containment encircling of Venezuela. Trump is engaged in a fool’s errand of relying on the support of fascist leaders of Venezuela’s neighbors to pressure Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro to turn over power to a motley collection of Wall Street puppets who want to reverse the Bolivarian socialist policies of Maduro and his late predecessor, Hugo Chavez.

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Insights on the Iran deal, BRICS and handling a crisis in Venezuela By Pepe Escobar

28 January 2019 — Asia Times

An exclusive interview with former Brazilian foreign minister Celso Amorim on how BRICS came into being, how the nuclear deal was done with Tehran and how the South dealt with Chavez

Former Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim: 'When President Trump says all options are on the table, that is very dangerous.' Photo: AFP

Former Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim: ‘When President Trump says all options are on the table, that is very dangerous.’ Photo: AFP

Brazil is once again in the eye of a political hurricane, after President Jair Bolsonaro’s appearance at Davos and explosive revelations directly linking his clan to a criminal organization in Rio de Janeiro.

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro sings a song of human folly at Davos By Pepe Escobar

23 January 2019 — Greanville Post

New president spoke at the WEF this week, to the despair of environmentalists, who say his government poses a serious threat to the ‘Lungs of the world’

Jair Bolsonaro gives a keynote address to the World Economic Forum annual meeting on January 22, 2019 in Davos, Switzerland. “Come to Brazil and enrich yourselves!”

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President Trump’s Losing Strategy: Embracing Brazil And Confronting China

8 January 2019 — James Petras
Introduction: The US embraces a regime doomed to failure and threatens the world’s most dynamic economy. President Trump has lauded Brazil’s newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro and promises to promote close economic, political, social and cultural ties. In contrast the Trump regime is committed to dismantling China’s growth model, imposing harsh and pervasive sanctions, and promoting the division and fragmentation of greater China.

Washington’s choice of allies and enemies is based on a narrow conception of short-term advantage and strategic losses.

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The United States are preparing a war between Latin-American states by Thierry Meyssan

18 December 2018 — Voltaire Network

Little by little, the partisans of the Cebrowski doctrine are advancing their pawns. If they must cease creating wars in the Greater Middle East, they’ll just turn around and inflame the Caribbean Basin. Above all, the Pentagon is planning to assassinate an elected head of state, ruin his country, and undermine the unity of Latin-America.

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Netanuyahu’s courting of Bolsonaro is the latest of Israel’s alliances with far-right figures By Jonathan Cook

4 November 2018 — Jonathan Cook

The National – 4 November 2018

The victory of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential election last week has won Israel a passionate new friend on the international stage. The world’s fifth-most populous nation will now be “coloured in blue and white”, an Israeli official said, referring to the colours of Israel’s flag.

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Bolsonaro: A Monster Engineered by Our Media By Jonathan Cook

31 October 2018 — Global Research
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With Jair Bolsonaro’s victory in Brazil’s presidential election at the weekend, the doom-mongers among western elites are out in force once again. His success, like Donald Trump’s, has confirmed a long-held prejudice: that the people cannot be trusted; that, when empowered, they behave like a mob driven by primitive urges; that the unwashed masses now threaten to bring down the carefully constructed walls of civilisation.

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Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s Political Nightmare: a Neo-Nazi ‘Phenomenon’ Made in the USA By Edu Montesanti

26 October 2018 — Global Research

“Not even the military dictatorship defended an ideology which is so openly fascist like Bolsonaro does today. He does not care about being compared to Hitler,” – Michael Löwy.

“It is difficult to explain the emergence of a phenomenon best described as pathological politics on a large scale” according to French-Brazilian sociologist Michael Löwy, in an interview when asked about Jair Bolsonaro’s ascension, Brazil’s presidential candidate whose great-grandfather was a Nazi soldier.

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