Category Archives: Brazil

Brazil | IN DEFENSE OF LULA AND DEMOCRACY IN BRAZIL

Brazilian Democratic State and rule of Law have been violated in a systemic and permanent way since the Coup d’état applied on President Dilma Rousseff in 2016, with an undeniable participation from the judiciary and media.

Since then, facts of major gravity threaten to establish an anti-democratic and repressive regime in Brazil, beginning with a radical politicization of Judiciary, keeping arrested or sued citizens without proved guilty or proofs for the accusation, basing judiciary decisions merely on plea bargains and magistrate “convictions”. These prisons also happened before the defense exhausted all the appealing instances and resources, on a clear violation of the Brazilian Constitution 5th Article, which guarantees the presumption of innocence until the final and conclusive condemn.

South Africa | BRICS Summit Held in South Africa While U.S. Trade War Escalates

By Abayomi Azikiwe

Republic of South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted the 10th BRICS Summit where strong opposition to the burgeoning trade and currency wars initiated by the United States administration of President Donald Trump was assailed.

Brazil | Brazil: 64 Percent of Populace Work Side Gigs to Support Income

In the first half of the year, 83 percent of consumers made cuts in their budget to cope with Brazil’s economic crisis.

Sixty-four percent of Brazilians took on some type of informal side gig to help support their income in the first quarter of 2018. According to a survey conducted by the Credit Protection Service, or SPC, and the National Confederation of Store Leaders, or CNDL, and published Monday.

Brazil | Lula and the battle for democracy in Brazil

A ‘soft coup’ is underway in Brazil. The United States has become increasingly emboldened in tightening their grip on protecting their interests in the region at the expense of democracy and the people’s sovereignty to choose their own governments. Accusations of corruption with no evidence and the imprisonment of the leading candidate, Lula of the Workers’ Party, have cast a somber cloud over the upcoming October elections. Through a variety of tactics, Brazil’s democracy is under siege.

Brazil | Lula Arrested: How Successful a Coup?

by Immanuel Wallerstein

On April 7, 2018 in Brazil Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva was arrested and taken to prison in Curitiba to begin a twelve-year sentence. He was Brazil’s president from January 2003 to January 2011. He was so popular that when he left office in 2011, he had a 90% approval rate.