Category Archives: Brazil

Brazil | Brazil presidential race: far right Bolsonaro is a threat to Brazil, Latin America and whole world

Far right candidate Bolsonaro won 46% of the vote in the first round of polling in the Brazil election – significantly higher than Brazil’s main opinion polling companies had predicted. The impact of this result on the progressive left in Latin America is of growing concern, as is the boost Bolsonaro’s strong lead is giving to reactionary forces in the region.

Brazil | The CIA Finger in Brasil’s Elections

By Marcelo Zero

The growth of Bolsonarian fascism in the final stretch of the election campaign, turbo charged by an avalanche of fake news disseminated on the internet, is not surprising. It is an old tactic developed by American and British intelligence agencies, with the goal of manipulating public opinion and influencing political processes and elections. It was used in the Ukraine, in the Arab Spring and in Brazil during 2013.

Brazil | BRAZIL: Statement on the Decision to Ban Lula from Running for President

By ANISIO G. HOMEM

On September 11, 2018, Luis Inacio (Lula) da Silva and the National Executive Committee of the Workers Party (PT) decided to replace Lula’s candidacy for president with that of his vice-presidential running mate — Fernando Haddad, former PT mayor of Sao Paulo — in accordance with the heinous directive of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE).

Brazil | Lula’s letter to the Brazilian People

My friends,

You surely know by now that the courts have banned me from running for the Presidency of the Republic. Actually, they have banned the Brazilian people from voting freely to change the grim reality of our country.

I have never accepted injustice, and never will. For more than 40 years I have walked alongside the Brazilian people, advocating equality and the transformation of Brazil into a better and more just country. And it was by walking all over our country that I could see from close the suffering burning the soul and the hope shining again in the eyes of our people. I saw indignation with the many wrong things that are happening and the wish to improve one’s life again.

Brazil | After 26 days, Brazilian activists end hunger strike, point out victories

by Cristiane Sampaio

The hunger strike held by seven activists in Brasília, capital city of Brazil, ended on Saturday, after 26 days. The announcement was made during a solidarity rally staged by supporters and organizations that took part in the protest.