Category Archives: Brazil

Brazil | Coca-Cola And Nestlé To Privatize The Largest Reserve Of Water In South America

By  Amanda Froelich

Private companies such as Coca-Cola and Nestlé are allegedly in the process of privatizing the largest reserve of water, known as the Guarani Aquifer, in South America. The aquifer is located beneath the surface of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay and is the second largest-known aquifer system in the world.

Brazil | Brazil: 200,000 Workers and Youth Take to the Streets to Protest Lula Conviction

On January 24, despite having absolutely no proof to back their charges, the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil sentenced former President Inacio “Lula” da Silva to 12 years in prison. This court is an institution inherited from the military dictatorship. The court sentence aims, among other things, to prevent Lula from running for office in the presidential election next October.

BRICS Xiamen summit doomed by centrifugal economics

by Patrick Bond

The Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa summit in Xiamen from September 3-5 is already inscribed with high tension thanks to Sino-Indian border conflicts. But regardless of a welcome new peace deal, centrifugal forces within the fast-whirling world economy threaten to divide the BRICS. South Africa, which plays host to the BRICS in 2018, is already a victim of these trends – even as President Jacob Zuma continues to use the bloc as a primary crutch in his so-called “anti-imperialist” (talk-left walk-right) political survival kit.

BRICS Esteblish Local Currency Bond Markets

BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, adopted a joint declaration on a number of issues, including terrorism, Mosul’s liberation, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, corruption and weapons in outer space during their meetings in the coastal Chinese city of Xiamen.

Brazil | Brésil: Temer accusé de commander la «plus dangereuse organisation criminelle du pays»

Le président brésilien Michel Temer commande la « plus dangereuse organisation criminelle du pays », a accusé le magnat de l’agro-alimentaire Joesley Batista dans un long entretien d’une virulence inédite publié samedi par l’hebdomadaire Época.

Patron du géant de la viande JBS, le chef d’entreprise avait déclenché un séisme politique à la mi-mai en remettant aux autorités un enregistrement sonore dans lequel M. Temer semblait donner son accord pour acheter le silence d’un ex-député aujourd’hui en prison.